Pogson’s title date

Thomas Pogson with coaches Marv Wiltshire and Steve Davison. QK_qURHOUreb_doY-qt3

Thomas Pogson with coaches Marv Wiltshire and Steve Davison. QK_qURHOUreb_doY-qt3

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Thomas Pogson will fight for the East Midlands Challenge Belt next month.

The Boston heavyweight is eyeing up the title, but first he will have to get past old adversary Ross Hollis.

Pogson and Hollis have met twice before, with honours even so far.

But Hollis currently has that belt around his waist after winning the previous title fight between the pair.

“I feel like I’m a much better fighter now,” said Pogson, who has been sparring with his cousin, Commonwealth light heavyweight champion Callum Johnson, at the Boston Boxing Academy.

“I’ve got my coaches Steve Davison and Marv Wiltshire working me hard now and it’s making a big difference.

“They wouldn’t be doing it if they didn’t believe in me, which is good to know.”

Pogson warmed up for the November 12 bout at the Eastwood Hall Hotel, with a unanimous victory over the Army’s Mason Holmes in Norwich on Saturday night.

Despite the late change to opponent, the 20-year-old still got the tick in the win column.

“I came out of the toilet and was told I’m fighting someone else, which was a bit different,” he said. “But I didn’t know much about the other guy anyway so I just had to stick to my gameplan.

“I could’ve got caught up in a tear-up but that didn’t happen and I stuck to my jab, which worked really well.

“It was also great to have so many mates there cheering me on. It gives you a buzz.

“They’re getting to that age now where they can travel to shows and support me.

“I just want to thank them and Allan Ross (sponsor) for getting behind me.”