Tommy Frank

Tommy Frank, 12-0 (3), is urging fight fans to tune into his next fight when he takes on Mexico’s Martin Tecuapetla for the vacant International Boxing Organisation (IBO) Inter-Continental Flyweight Title at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena on November 29.

The contest will be broadcast live on Freesports (Freeview 64; Sky 422; Virgin 553; Freesat 252; TalkTalk 64; BT 64), and the huge Sheffield United fan is predicting a great fight for the fans.

Tecuapetla, from Mexico City, has knocked out 10 opponents from 15 wins, only been stopped twice in 11 career defeats, and fought for the IBF World Light Flyweight belt in 2016, losing a split decision verdict in Japan.  The 29-year-old also went the distance with former world flyweight champion, Cristofer Rosales, as recently as 2017.

Looking forward to the challenge, Tommy – the Commonwealth Super Flyweight Champion, and World Boxing Council International Silver Super Flyweight Title holder – believes he will shine in his first pro fight at flyweight, and says he wants to impress after his split decision win over Thailand’s Aran Dipaen in September.

Co-headlining alongside Tommy, will be Barnsley’s Josh Wale, 29-11-2 (14).  The former British Bantamweight champion, and European Title challenger, is now campaigning at 9st and will face Ghana’s Felix Williams for the IBO International Featherweight crown.  All-action Wale could have his hands full with Williams.  From the city of Accra, the African has lost just once in 28 fights, and KO’d 20 of his opponents.

“I’ve had a little look at him, and I’m really excited about this fight,” said Tommy, 26.  “He’s a rough and rugged Mexican, he’ll come forward and apply pressure, like the Mexican fighters do.

“He’s a lot better than his record suggests.  He’s fought for a world title before, and boxed Cristofer Rosales, so he’s competed at the top level.  His style is tailor made for me though; to beat him and look good doing it.

“I’m prepared for 12 hard rounds but, after my last fight, I really want to put in a good, eye-catching performance.  I won’t have to go looking for him, he’ll give it everything, and it will be a great fight for the fans and Freesports viewers.”

Dennis Hobson Promotions, in association with JJ Crump, present an evening of boxing at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena on November 29.  Topping the bill will be Sheffield’s Tommy Frank and Barnsley’s Josh Wale. 

Appearing on the undercard will be Rotherham’s Kash Ali, and Sheffield’s Nicolie Campbell, Sufyaan Ahmed, Keanen Wainwright, Perry Howe, Nathan Owen and Kane Salvin.

For ticket information, call 0114 243 4443.

The show will be televised live on Freesports (Freeview 64; Sky 422; Virgin 553; Freesat 252; TalkTalk 64; BT 64).

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