Representing Scotland is the Celtic Super Middleweight champion Tommy Philbin (13-1-0) who will be taking to the Ultimate Boxxer stage for the very first time.
29-year old Tommy from Edinburgh first stepped into the boxing ring at the age of nine. He was getting in trouble at school and people were picking on him, so his Dad decided to take him down to the local boxing gym.
He turned pro in 2015, having done the rounds on the amateur circuit and competing in over 100 fights along the way. There is no doubt that his professional career highlight to date is being crowned the Celtic Super Middleweight title in 2017 after an epic 10-round bout against Rhys Pagan.
He is coming into to the tournament off the back of the only defeat of his professional career having lost to Serge Michel in his last fight. Despite this he will be confident of his chances and definitely one to watch out for as he is returning to his favoured super middle weight at UB7.
He juggles his training at Trench Boxing Club in Dunfermline with his full-time job as a fishmonger and raising his young family with his long-term partner.
Tommy has been open about his past struggles with his mental health which forced him into a couple of extended breaks from the sport. Tommy is now in a good place both mentally and physically going into the tournament and he is confident of his chances on the night.
He said: “I think I’ve got as good a chance as anybody on the night. Fans can expect an exciting and explosive performance from me and winning would be huge for me.”
“I also want to say a huge thank you to my fiancée. She has been an incredible support to me through my boxing journey.”