Adam ‘Bomber’ Etches is chasing a sixteenth knockout victory on March 28 when the talented middleweight faces the dangerous Sergey Khomitsky in his hometown of Sheffield.
The much-avoided Etches, 24, is aware of the danger the Ukrainian poses following Khomitsky’s impressive showings against compatriots Martin Murray, Frank Buglioni and Nick Blackwell, but aims to do what none of them could manage and stop the 40 year-old veteran.
“He’s not coming to make the numbers up and just get through the fight, he’s coming to win and I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen,” Etches stated.
“I’m expecting to stop him. A lot of people probably think I’ll win on points or there’ll be an upset, but I think I hit hard enough to get him out of there eventually.
“I never go into a fight expecting to go 12 rounds. I want to take them out as soon as possible and this is no different. Obviously he’s not going to keel over easily and I have to be fit enough to go the distance if needed, but I do think I can stop him.
“My ultimate goal is to be a world champion and to get there you’ve got to be beating this kind of opponent.
“Everyone knows Khomitsky’s tough and he’s stopped Buglioni and drew with Nick Blackwell, but I believe I’m better than they are and I’m one of the top middleweights in Britain,” he added.
Etches fights on the undercard of Kell Brook’s IBF title defence against Jo Jo Dan at the Motorpoint Arena. Tickets can be purchased at face value here