AFTER coming through a brutal ten round war against fellow Scot Rhys Pagan, Tommy Philbin has got his sights set on a British title.
In his first bout at super-middleweight, Philbin overcame an immensely determined Pagan, who’s grit pushed the Kirkliston man the full distance. Philbin out-boxed his opponent though and showed technical flare, in a standout Celtic title clash, to take a unanimous decision.
Tommy told me more about that battling performance, and about Rhys Pagan. “I’d seen him fight one of my old gym mates before, so I knew it would be hard but I didn’t think it would be as hard as it was to be honest! It was a really really good fight”.