Local Doncaster fighter Thomas “Hitman” Hall reckons that he has what it takes to cut it in the professional ranks, but he’s keeping grounded for now.
The Hitman has had two amateur bouts at Welterweight so far on the Ultra White Collar Boxing scene, defeating opponents much older than him on both occasions, but that isn’t something that fazes him.
His first fight back in July saw him defeat Craig “One Shot” Watson in their 3 x 2 minute round match, and it was a fight that saw him totally dominate his more experienced opponent.
Speaking about the lead up to his debut match, Hall said: “I felt a mixture of nerves and excitement, my legs were shaking and I could barely hit the pads before the fight, but as soon as I was in the ring, I knew it was a fight to survive.”
His nerves quickly vanished and Hall was quickly setting himself up for a win, keeping his composure late on, with the judges on the night scoring the fight in favour of the then 16-year-old.
“In the first round I felt his power a bit, but in the second and third I was able to use my speed and managed to outpoint him and it was a great feeling getting that first win,” Hall said after reflecting on opening his amateur career with a win.
His second fight saw him defeat Steve “Pocket Rocket” Pinder, again on a points decision but this was a fight that was even more impressive than the first, outclassing another experienced fighter.
These two great performances from Hall have shown that he is a more than capable performer on the amateur scene, and he is back in training ahead of his next fight later on in the year.
And he might only be 17 now, but the Hitman has big ambitions for the future, and he knows exactly where he wants to go: “First of all, I’ve just got to make sure I stay in the gym and keep fit, sparring, making sure I’m in shape, but hopefully I can get in to the professional leagues soon.”
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