Philbin: My Dream is to Win the British Title

Tommy Philbin in action in his last outing against Mitch Mitchell. Photo credit: @SW33TSCIENCE

Tommy Philbin (right) in action against Mitch Mitchell. Photo credit: @SW33TSCIENCE

By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)

Scotland’s unbeaten super-middleweight prospect Tommy Philbin looks to move to 7-0 on Saturday night against his toughest test to date in Kelvin Young, live on BoxNation.

This will be Philbin’s first fight on BoxNation and the young Scot is looking forward to showcasing his skills on national TV.

“I can’t wait to get in there.” Philbin told “Hopefully my fight will be televised. Obviously I want to be televised, but I’m actually more excited about the day before weigh-in to be honest… I just can’t wait to get in there now.”

Philbin’s opponent on Saturday will be England’s Kelvin Young. Although Young has lost seven of his 25 professional bouts, all of which have been by stoppage.  Most recently Young was stopped by Philbin’s compatriot David Brophy in less than two rounds. That being said the Englishman will still present the young Scot with his toughest test to date in just his seventh professional bout.

“I’m looking forward to the fight. I’ve been asking for a step up for ages now. Sam (Kynoch) phoned me three or four weeks ago telling me I’ll be fighting Kelvin Young. It’s the fight I want. I always wanted a step up and it’s a good step up. Again I’m looking forward to it, but I feel I’ll be just too good for him.”

The 26-year old Scot has only been a pro just over a year and has made an impressive start so far. A victory on Saturday will move the Edinburgh man to 7-0 heading into 2017 – a year Philbin hopes to winning titles.

“I just want to keep winning, beat Kelvin then get another step up after that. As long as I keep winning I’ll be happy. But, in 2017 I want to win some sort of title… Scottish title, Celtic title.

“I really want the British title, obviously I’m way far away from that just now, but that’s my dream.”

Philbin Vs. Young is part of a stacked card at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley, Scotland. Headlined by the WBO world middleweight title clash between Champion Billy Joe Saunders Vs. Artur Akavov.image

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