IBO Continental welterweight champion Anthony Tomlinson is raring to go as he and stablemate, IBO world champion Terri Harper, look to take their careers to the next level respectively on February 8 in Sheffield. Tomlinson joins Harper in action as he looks to remain undefeated as he clashes with Scotsman Stewart Burt in an eliminator for the British and Commonwealth titles.
Tomlinson, like Harper, is guided by Sheffield upstart Stefy Bull, and the undefeated 147 pounder opened up about his career so far in the professional ranks.
He said, “I’m very grateful for every opportunity I have been given in boxing so far and I have to thank my manager Stefy Bull and all of my team for guiding me to where I am at now, boxing on a massive show in Sheffield live on Sky Sports in the U.K. and DAZN in the USA. I am beyond thankful for this.
“I think this is the next logical step forward in my career. I am grateful to have already become IBO Continental champion and seeing the likes of Terri Harper becoming world champion spurs you on. Every British fighter wants to be the British Champion and I have my chance to put myself in the British title picture on February 8.”
Facing Tomlinson on February 8 in Scotland’s Stewart Burt, and Doncaster based Tomlinson gave his assessment on how proceedings for unfold at Sheffield’s Fly DSA Arena.
Tomlinson, who will feature on the undercard of IBO World Champion Terri Harper and former world champion Kell Brook, said, “Anybody that I fight knows that I have the power to get anyone out of there so when I do land, which I will, it could be an early night. This fight brings me closer to where I want to be so I am focused on showcasing my skills on a big stage and getting closer to where I want to be.
“I have never been hungrier for anything in life more than I am now. I promised my son I would be a champion and I am close to fulfilling that promise. I won’t let anything stop me and I am very thankful to everybody who bought tickets. I can’t wait to put on a show come fight night.”