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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
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