Pogson sets sights on national glory

Thomas Pogson with coaches Marv Wiltshire and Steve Davison.
Thomas Pogson with coaches Marv Wiltshire and Steve Davison.

Thomas Pogson is setting his sights on ABA glory.

After successfully defending his East Midlands Challenge title earlier this month, the Boston fighter says he now wants national recognition.

And he believes the best way to get that is by winning the Amateur Boxing Association championships.

“That’s the one which opens all the doors,” said Pogson, who recently took part in an England training camp.

“If you win that you can turn pro or get noticed by the Great Britain team.

“I want to make this year a big one for me.

“I was training with the England lads and there are some good fighters in there, but I feel I can hold my own against them.”

Pogson will begin the regional rounds of the ABAs on March 12.

But before that he has a second defence of his title against Derby’s Billy Glover in Grantham nine days earlier.

Last weekend he successfully made his first title defence, stopping old foe Skegness’ Tony Riches in the third round.

Pogson, 20, is also on the lookout for sponsorship to help him achieve his goals.

Anyone interested can contact pogsonTgun@gmail.com