Brighton, UK (November 10, 2023) - Brighton's own undefeated heavyweight, Tommy Welch, is gearing up for a showdown in his hometown tonight, looking to set the record straight and make a resounding statement. The Brighton Centre, dormant since 1991, will bear witness to Welch's quest for redemption.
"I've been waiting for this day for years. It is going to be fantastic. I'm Brighton through and through, and to come out among a lot of faces I know, I can't wait to put on an explosive performance for them," said Welch, exuding excitement ahead of the event.
The 28-year-old, unbeaten in his professional career, is fueled by a desire to correct past mistakes. Reflecting on his last outing, he expressed disappointment with his performance on the Billam-Smith undercard in May, aired live on Sky Sports. "My main motivation is to right a few wrongs," he affirmed, setting the stage for his comeback.
This time around, Welch finds himself on the undercard of fellow Brighton native Harlem Eubank, a boxer he's known for a long time. "Harlem learned his craft in my family's gym on the Hove seafront. He moved on, but we traveled all over the country and boxed on many amateur shows together. It's great for him to be headlining down here," Welch shared, emphasizing the camaraderie and shared history between the two fighters.
In addition to Eubank, Welch is familiar with many of the fighters set to feature on Friday. The event holds personal significance not only for him but for others from his gym, including Tiernan Bradley, whom he identified as one to watch for his ferocity in the ring. The promise of an entertaining show is evident in the diverse talents gracing the card.
Moreover, Welch's upcoming bout has attracted attention beyond the boxing community. "I have an army of people coming down, including a few Brighton footballers. My cousin is married to Solly March," he shared, shedding light on the diverse support he anticipates.
With Brighton footballers and a growing fan base rallying behind him, Welch is poised to deliver an unforgettable performance. The significance deepens as Welch's father, Scott Welch, himself a seasoned fighter, claimed both the British and Commonwealth straps in the city back in 1995.
"I'm feeling fit, strong, and hungry," declared Welch, signaling his readiness for the challenge. "I'm bringing a storm. After the last time out, what better way to bounce back than with a victory in my home city? It's going to be fun."
As Welch steps into the Brighton Centre, a venue resonating with history, he aims not only to redeem himself but to etch his name in the annals of Brighton boxing. The stage is set for a memorable homecoming, and Tommy Welch is determined to make every moment count.