In preparation for the European Championships Tommy was taken over to Ireland to have two testing bouts against very good opposition. His first bout on Friday evening was against the European Champion who as well as being a very talented boxer was also very experienced , this being his 50th bout compared to Tommys 10th!! Without doubt This was the Rogers & Norton Solicitors sponsored boxer hardest challenge to date and after a very good display just lost out on the tightest of split decisions.
The next day our man was up against another quality Irish opponent , this time there was no question of the result as Tommy was given the win by an unanimous decision after a fantastic performance.
This was a excellent trip and great preparation for the Europeans as Tommy gained more experience as well as upping the quality of opponent and he certainly came away benefiting from it all.
We will keep you updated on the ‘Road to Russia’.