ANTHONY TOMLINSON: ‘I’LL PUT THIS MEXICAN ON THE BACK FOOT’
Mexican fighters have a habit of upsetting British fighters. Anthony Joshua, Josh Warrington, James Tennyson and Tommy Frank are all fighters who have come unstuck against unheralded Mexican boxers in recent times … Anthony Tomlinson promises he won’t be next.
On August 27 in his home city at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena, Tomlinson gets his toughest test when he takes on Dante Jardon for the International Boxing Organization (IBO) Inter-Continental Welterweight Title, live on Fightzone.
Jardon enters the contest as the far more experienced man, and with a dangerous record. The Mexico City native has lost just six times in 40 outings and has iced 24 opponents in his 15 year career to date.
Tomlinson though has never tasted defeat and is ultra confident. Very heavy-handed – only six of his foes have heard the final bell in 13 fights – the 29-year-old is promising fireworks and says that if Jardon tries to put it on him, he’ll be seeing stars!
“I’ve watched nothing of him,” said ‘The Truth’, “but I know he’ll have that Mexican style, will come forward and have a fight. I can’t wait and am looking forward to a good scrap; I know for a fact that when people come to fight me, they get knocked out!
“He’s not to be overlooked but I’m more than confident in my ability and what I can do. I’ve cut no corners, have dedicated myself to training, and I’ll be putting this Mexican on the back foot.
“Headlining in Sheffield on Fightzone is massive. I’m all about Sheffield; it’s a great opportunity and I want to thank Dennis, Fight Academy and Fightzone for giving me the platform to showcase my skills.”
Fight Academy host an evening of boxing at Ponds Forge Arena on August 27, topped by Anthony Tomlinson versus Dante Jardon for the IBO Inter-Continental Welterweight Title.
Chief support is a terrific match between Sheffield Central Area Super Featherweight champ Kane Salvin and Manchester’s Michael Gomez Jr. The undercard will also feature the return of Doncaster heavyweight Dave Allen; Chorley’s Mark Jeffers; Levi Kinsiona from Doncaster, Spalding’s Stevi Levy; Wolverhampton’s Katie Healy, and Newcastle’s Tommy Hodgson will make his debut.
For ticket information contact 0114 243 4443.