Tommy Philbin dreaming of British title shot ahead of Paisley bout

Tommy Philbin, above, faces Englishman Anthony Fox
Tommy Philbin, above, faces Englishman Anthony Fox
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Celtic super middleweight champion Tommy Philbin is back in the ring tonight for the first time in 2018.

The 27-year-old hasn’t fought since his title victory over compatriot Rhys Pagan at Meadowbank in October but is targeting a big year ahead.

He faces Englishman Anthony Fox at Paisley’s Lagoon Centre and is eager for some action.

“I don’t know a lot about my opponent, to be honest, and it’s just going to be six rounds as I’ve been out the ring for a wee while,” undefeated Philbin said. “Hopefully after this one I’ll go on to defend my title and then fight for more. 2017 was a really good year for me so I’ll be looking to carry that on.

“I would love to fight for the British title as that is my dream.

“I did think about calling it a day last year but I’ve worked too hard to get to where I am to throw it all away.”

Meanwhile, lightweight Thomas Dickson is also in action tonight when he comes up against Blackburn’s Naheem Chaudhry. Dickson, 28, has suffered two defeats in his last four bouts and will be looking to shake off those disappointments.