Make some noise! Pogson hopes his fans can cheer him to first heavyweight title

Tom Pogson.
Tom Pogson.

Boston boxer Tom Pogson says he hopes a raucous crowd can cheer him on to his first title.

The 20-year-old will challenge old foe Ross Hollis for the East Midlands Challenge Belt at Skegness’ Richmond Centre on Saturday night.

The two were set to face off at the weekend just gone but, due to Hollis suffering illness and missing out on gym time, the two heavyweights will clash a week later.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Pogson.

“I’ve been doing a lot of sparring and feel sharp.”

The two opponents have both beaten each other once before, but Pogson believes that the support of his friends and family will help him on this occasion.

“A lot of my mates will be coming to this and they make a racket,” he said.

“It gets me going. Hopefully, it will spur me on.

“This is my first local fight in a few years so I want to make it a good one.”

To keep himself fresh, Boston Boxing Academy member Pogson fought former Boston ABC fighter Tony Riches at the weekend, winning by a unanimous points decision.

The Skegness fighter had a good spell in the opening round but Pogson’s dominance showed, especially with a second round knock down.