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Philbin earns final spot in Golden Contract tourney

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Philbin earns final spot in Golden Contract tourney

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Philbin earns final spot in Golden Contract tourney

Undefeated Scot Tommy Philbin (13-0, 4 KOs) has earned the final spot in the light-heavyweight #GoldenContract tournament.

The popular Edinburgh fighter – a former Celtic champion at super-middleweight – has secured back-to-back victories this year and takes his place alongside Steven Ward, Liam Conroy, Hosea Burton, Andre Sterling, Serge Michel, Ricards Bolotniks and Bob Ajisafe.

With the line-up now complete and the quarter-final fight night at Brentwood Centre looming large on December 14, Philbin is thrilled to be handed a huge opportunity.

Philbin said to the media: “To be honest, it’s a massive surprise. I got asked if I would do it if the opportunity came up and I said ‘yes’ but with my luck I didn’t think it’d actually happen.

“I feel so ready for this. I’ve been in the gym since March and I’ve really been non-stop. I’ve just had the week off since my fight on the 14th so now I feel raring to go again.

“My weight is good and my mindset is spot on so I can’t wait to get it started!

“It’s actually a massive opportunity for me to get my career going. It’s been sh*t for the last couple of years for various reasons and this gives me a real chance to show what I can do.”

Philbin now joins a stacked light heavyweight tournament which will be seen in the United States on the ESPN+ streaming service and Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.

The winner of the tournament will land a two-year, five-fight deal that guarantees six-figure purses for every fightalong with global exposure.

To add to the excitement, fighters will not know their opponents until fight week, at the start of which the highly anticipated draws will be made. All titles held will be on the line in each fight and knockout bonuses are also on offer.

The all-important draw for this tournament will take place on Tuesday, December 11.

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