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Tommy Fletcher on returning to the Wembley Arena for his next fight, growing his fanbase and training over Christmas





Tommy Fletcher has insisted he will be ‘oozing with confidence’ when he makes his return to the OVO Arena Wembley next month.

The former Attleborough Boxing Club member had an eye catching 2022, landing three knockout wins to carve out a 3-0 record in his first year as a professional.

The first of those victories came at Wembley, where he stopped Aron Vrnoga inside the opening 60 seconds on his debut back in July.

Tommy Fletcher will be back in the ring at the OVO Arena Wembley next month Picture: Queensbury Promotions
Tommy Fletcher will be back in the ring at the OVO Arena Wembley next month Picture: Queensbury Promotions

And Hockwold cum Wilton's Fletcher is now preparing for another appearance at the 12,500 capacity venue, after being added to the undercard for the Artur Beterbiev versus Anthony Yarde card on Saturday, January 28.

“I’m going back to where I had my debut and it will be a bit more relaxing this time,” Fletcher said.

“I’ll be oozing with confidence going into it. I love the Wembley Arena, it’s very smart.

“It’s amazing at my age as well, I’m only young, to be fighting at these arenas. It’s crazy, but I’m not looking back and I want to keep pushing and see where I go.”

After a vicious left uppercut stopped Jiri Krejci in the first round of his last bout, at The O2, Fletcher was quick to get back in the gym as he aims to build on the momentum from the last six months.

“I took a couple of days off and then I was straight back into a training camp,” the cruiserweight prospect said. “I’d already just done a whole fight camp so I was picking up straight from the end on to this camp.

“I’ve got good momentum going now. I’ve only just boxed and the confidence is still high. I think sometimes fighters have one fight then have five or six months off and have to start from scratch again.

“I’m going straight into another camp and it’s only going to make me more of a machine. I think back-to-back camps will really make me shine.”

Fletcher’s next opponent is expected to be confirmed within the next two weeks, with an option to move up from four to six rounds also on the table, and the 20-year-old wants to continue to grow his fanbase having attracted a raft of new fans after last month’s highlight reel knockout.

“My knockout pretty much went viral,” he said. “People were loving it. I think I will sell a lot more tickets and I’ll keep building up my fanbase.

“People are already coming out from Norfolk and I’m really pushing the ‘Norfolk Nightmare’ name, because I want to get a massive following behind me.

“I’ll always make time for people who come and watch me.

“I want to produce a good night of boxing and put Norfolk on the map.”

Fletcher added: “Christmas is cancelled for me now, but to be fair it’s been like that for me every year. One way or another I’ve always got something in boxing coming up.

“In the amateurs when I was at Attleborough the championships were always in January and February.

“I remember I was training on Christmas Eve, so it’s nothing new to me.”

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