ONE TO WATCH: Tatham has eyes on regional title in 2013

Tomi Tatham in action against Elvis Dube.
Tomi Tatham in action against Elvis Dube.
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Bentham’s resident bruiser believes he could be in line for a regional title by the end of 2013.

Tomi “TNT” Tatham has won both of his professional fights so far and the light-heavyweight has high hopes for the year ahead.

“I just want to get out there as much as I can,” said the 23-year-old former Skerton ABC man.

“I need to keep learning. My coach calls this an apprenticeship and the more active I am the more I’ll be able to build up my profile.

“And if I keep going the way I am next year I should start challenging for area belts.

“You never know if my profile keeps rising, I carry on winning and keep knocking people out I might be challenging for titles by the end of this year even.”

Managed by Manchester-based VIP promotions Tatham says he hasn’t stopped training under the tutelage of respected Preston trainer Karl Ince since his last win, a third round knockout of Elvis Dube in Blackpool in December.

“I’ve been training non-stop,” said Tatham.

“I go to Bolton two times a week and then train three times at home.

“You hear about some of the big guys who stop completely between fights but I’m working on getting the tactical side right.

“When I get six weeks before my next fight I’ll start training twice a day.

“But at the moment I don’t want to rev myself up too much.”

Tatham is next due to fight in Bolton on March 9.