Adam Kettleborough to make his name at Sunderland FC’s Stadium of Light

Posted: May 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

He may have only been in the professional game a matter of months but Adam Kettleborough has already made a gigantic leap.

From winning his debut bout in front of 300 people at Grove Leisure Centre in Newark last month, the popular light-welterweight’s next fight will be staged at the Stadium of Light – home of Premier League outfit Sunderland FC.

However, the 25-year-old will have his work cut out on July 15 when he goes toe to toe with an unnamed opponent who boasts an unblemished record of four victories from four fights.

“I can’t explain how excited I am about this opportunity,” Kettleborough told Lincboxing.

“I am relishing the chance. It has just been confirmed and obviously I’m a bit anxious because it is a different situation for me to be in.

“My promoter Carl Greaves asked if I wanted to keep busy and I said yes. I never thought I’d be fighting somewhere as famous as the Stadium of Light this quickly.

“I haven’t been told the name of the opponent but anyone who wins four from four is pretty handy so I will have to be ready to give it everything.”

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Excited: Adam Kettleborough

After sealing a desperately hard-fought victory against Jatinder Johal in his debut, Kettleborough’s second scheduled fight in Sleaford earlier this month was cancelled after Northampton’s Jamie Spence pulled out of his Midlands Area title challenge against Amir Unsworth.

But the Newark-based scrapper insists he has kept himself ticking over in the gym.

As well as hill sprints with English light-middleweight title challenger Andrew Lowe, Kettleborough has been sparring consistently.

“I was disappointed to have my last fight cancelled but that is what happens in boxing sometimes,” added Kettleborough.

“I got back in the gym and I’m feeling good. I’ve been in the professional game only a short while, but I love it.

“Having to balance work, house and boxing can be a struggle at times, but the dream is to do so well at boxing that it’s no longer a struggle.”

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