Hulley: Adam will win title

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Denaby Main boxer Adam Jones faces two fights in three weeks with his trainer promising that the young light-middleweight will eventually go on to win a title, writes Ashley Ball.

Jones faces Neil L. Perkins on Saturday night at Liverpool’s Echo Arena before a fight against Jimmy Price at Doncaster Racecourse on March 8.

Both those opponents are unbeaten and for Jones it affords him an opportunity to get back to winning ways after two losses in the away corner.

Perhaps surprisingly Jones, whose uncle Kevin Plant also boxed professionally, has performed better in his two losses than his two wins and Mexborough trainer Dave Hulley has noted his improvement.

He said: “Adam is the most improved kid in the gym, there’s no doubt about it.

“Perkins was a top amateur and it’s a big show for Adam to be on but he isn’t overawed by anything in boxing.

“The way he’s responded to the losses in the gym has impressed me and I’m confident in saying that he will go on to win a title now.”

Jones will fight for six rounds against southpaw Perkins (W2, L0) on the undercard to British heavyweight hope David Price.

Tom Hill ABC fighter Connor Kelsall exited the Schoolboys Boxing Championships at the national semi-final stage over the weekend. Kelsall lost unanimously to John Dunne from Nuneaton Boys.