12th October 2012

Tommy Stubbs

Manchester-based VIP Promotions look to continue a tremendous
start to the boxing season with a packed card at the Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday
October 20 featuring exciting unbeaten prospects Tommy Stubbs and Liam Taylor.
 
“It’s been a perfect October,” said promoter Steve
Wood
.  “There was a full house and great
atmosphere at the Blackpool Winter Gardens when Brian Rose spectacularly knocked
out Vivian Harris.

We had four VIP
fighters in Prizefighter, had both the finalists and our man Terry Flannigan
upset the odds to win it.  And we’ve had
a good promotion at the Reebok Stadium where we had all eight winners and
Shayne Singleton and Luke Blackledge became Masters champions.  So everything’s going really well and we’re now
looking forward to a great Oldham show.”

Local lad Stubbs is a former star amateur who was a senior
ABA champion three years in a row before turning over last year.  Since then, Tommy has impressed in moving to
3-0, with fight-legend Ricky Hatton even claiming the skilful super-bantamweight
has the potential to be a future world champion.  Relishing the opportunity to fight in his
hometown, Tommy is promising an exciting performance and a great show.
“I broke my thumb after my last fight in April so I was out
for a bit and haven’t had as many fights as I’ve wanted to,” said Stubbs,
22. “So I’m really looking forward to this fight;
it’s my first six-rounder and I’ll be able to showcase my skills off even more
over the longer distance.
“I just can’t wait for this show.  It’s in my hometown and it’ll be good to get
out there and show my boxing off to all the people in the area.  I’ve fought in Oldham before and it was
packed and a really top atmosphere.  This
show will be really good, there’s some great talent on like Liam Taylor who is
a really excellent kid, and Sam Omidi too.”
“At VIP Promotions we’re about turning promising fighters
into champions and giving the public the chance to watch these boxers develop,”
said Wood.  “I know that on this Oldham
show the fans will see fighters who, in the future, will go on to achieve the
kind of successes that the likes of Brian Rose and Terry Flannigan have
and it’s exciting for the fans to follow them on their journeys.”
Appearing alongside Tommy Stubbs at the Oldham Sports Centre
on October 20 will be a host of unbeaten boxers from across the North West
including Middleton’s Liam Taylor
and Aaron Michael Jnr; Oldham’s Sam ‘Shokz’ Omidi and Marvin ‘Marvellous’ Greaves; and
Blackburn’s Kurt Grieve.  Also appearing will be Southport
cruiserweight Mike Stafford and
Salford’s James Brown. 
Tickets, priced at
£30 (General) and £50 (Ringside), are available from all boxers or at
www.vipbe.co.uk
 
Keep updated on VIP
Promotions’ news by visiting
www.vipboxing.com or follow on Twitter @vipboxing.  Currently, you can also watch free fights at www.vipboxing.tv