Tommy wants British title for Hull
I want to make history for my city by becoming Hull’s first ever British champion on July 30th when I fight for the Super-lightweight title.
Hull has never had a British champion so it would be nice to be part of history and become the first. There is a lot to play for. It’s the prettiest belt out there and its every young fighter’s dream to fight for the British belt. It holds a lot of credibility and I’m really excited to be fighting for it.
I also want to win the Lord Lonsdale belt for my baby boy. I want him to be able to say that his Daddy was a British champion. I’ve been in some great fights- exciting and memorable fights- but I want that silverware to show for it.
I feel more comfortable at super lightweight. I am in a good place. I’ve been 9st 9lb since I was 16 years old. When Tyrone and I boxed as amateurs, I was 9st 9lb then and that was 10 years ago. It will be my second fight at this weight having made the move from lightweight in May this year. That extra 5lbs on fight night is going to make a huge difference. I don’t have to take it off in the last week so I think I will be a completely different animal, and you’ll see the difference in the fight. I will be leaving everything in the ring on July 30th.