After his thirteenth professional win which saw him claim his fourth title belt, Sheffield Boxer Tommy Frank is reflecting on a “brilliant” year for his boxing career.
Following a very controlled performance on 29 November he beat his Mexican opponent, Martin Tecuapetla, to claim the IBO Inter-Continental Fly Title.
Tommy said: “We did what we needed to do, got the win and got the new title. Overall it was a good performance but there are a few things I need to work on, I am very self-critical.
“I think the day you stop learning in Boxing that’s the day you should pack in, there are always things to improve on and I think every fighter should do that.”
Scores of 97-94, 97-93 and 97-93 saw that Tommy walked away from Ponds Forge Sports Centre with the win.
Following his big win on Friday night, newly crowned Intercontinental champion @Supertommyfrank and his promoter @Dennis_Hobson told me that they want @IBOBoxing flyweight world champion, Maximino Flores early next year! pic.twitter.com/ZwpJcnosVh
— Ian Aldous (@ibopub) December 1, 2019
Two of his four title belts have now been won in the last ten weeks, with the earlier of the two coming after beating Aran Dipaen in September.
He said: “I do think I should give myself some credit because in the space of ten weeks I have won two titles.
“And they weren’t just two fights, a 12 rounder and a 10 rounder and both title fights and picking up two titles from it. We’re not doing bad.”
After 45 amateur fights with Sheffield Boxing Centre the 26-year-old’s professional career began in July 2016 when he quit his job as a labourer.
Since then he has taken part in 13 professional fights and has claimed victories in just as many.
He said: “This time last year I was central champion, I had one pro title and I was dreaming of 2019 being a big year for me and having some breakthroughs and that’s exactly what it’s been.
“I won the commonwealth title in March which was massive for me and then I picked up the WBC international title and finished the year off with this IBO title, so it’s been a brilliant year.
“I couldn’t be happier, it’s been brilliant and I’m sure that next year I’m going to be collecting more belts so it’s onwards and upwards.”