Light-heavyweight Tommy will fight Latvian southpaw Jevgenijs Andrejevs, with the 19-year-old making his debut ten years removed from Tyson’s.
Andrejevs has shared the rings with the likes of past European champion Ryan Rhodes, ex- GB amatuer Kody Davies and former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew.
But for all his experience, which pans out over a 115 fight career, the 37-year-old has been defeated 102 times with with just ten wins.
It is easy now with the use of Boxrec and Wikipedia to look up a boxer and within a quick look form and opinion and judgement on his skills.
However, facing a vastly undermatched opponent on your debut is a regular feature of the boxing business.
Although Tommy’s opponent last won 39 bouts ago, the 19-year-old will go into this fight as if it were world title fight, just like Tyson did ten years ago.
Tyson debuted against Hungarian Bela Gyongyosi who at the time had a record of 9-3-2 before he was stopped in the first round by the future world heavyweight champion.
Because in these debut bouts it’s not about if you win – rather how you perform and secure the victory.
Tommy, like Tyson, is signed to promoter Frank Warren while British boxing legend and former world champion Ricky Hatton trains the light-heavyweight.
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