MGM Scotland: David Brophy v Tobias Webb preview

Chris Glover 03/12/2015

MGM Promotions Scotland present their final show of the year on Saturday 5th December from Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Sports Centre. This is the fourth MGM Promotions Scotland show since June 2015 in what has been a breath of fresh air on to the Scottish boxing scene.

Topping Saturday night’s bill is Caldercruix Super Middleweight David Brophy who takes a step up in class against Tobias Webb over ten rounds. Webb is Brophy’s toughest test to date and has shared a ring with Patrick Mendy, Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding in the past, and many see Webb as a real test to the undefeated Brophy as both look to push their way into the domestic title picture in 2016.

Brophy is regarded as one of the hardest working boxers out there, a true professional that is always in shape and in the gymnasium. He has had stop class sparring such as highly rated Mark Heffron in preparation for Saturday night and will aim to show his class against a slick opponent in Webb. Whoever comes out victorious on Saturday will be ejected straight into the British and Commonwealth title picture in early 2016.

Joining Brophy vs Webb on the bill is Cruiserweight prospect Stephen Simmons, who looks to continue to forge a path back to titles in 2016. Simmons who is still the Celtic Cruiserweight title will compete in a 6 round contest as he aims to nail down a British or Commonwealth title shot in the early months of next year. Simmons has now linked up trainer Gary Jacobs at the MGM Scotland gym and has been sparring Tony Bellew in preparation for this contest; so fans can expect an improved Simbo on Saturday night.

Light Welterweight prospect Lewis Benson makes his third professional outing in front of his home town support. Benson has established a large fan base already in Scotland’s capital and aims to continue to impress as he looks to be fast tracked to titles by the end of next year. It should also be noted that Benson shared a ring in sparring with Paulie Malignaggi out in Marbella and impressed all in attendance.

Ross Henderson has his second professional contest on the card. Henderson, a team mate of Benson on Scotland’s 2014 Commonwealth Games team is another highly touted prospect within the MGM setup and will be looking for a big performance in front of the rapturous Edinburgh crowd. Henderson is joined by fellow Scottish internationals Super Middleweights Tommy Philbin and Brian Forsyth, highly rated Featherweight Stephen Tiffney, and Super Featherweight Lewis Paulin who all look to improve their unblemished professional records in front of their loyal hometown support.

The card is made up by the professional debut of Livingston native Thomas Dickson at Lightweight and the return to the ring of Dunfermiline Light Heavyweight Gordon Brennan who has his first professional bout in over 6 years.

Tickets for Saturday night’s show at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Sports Centre are still available via www.ticketmaster.co.uk/MGM or by contacting any of the boxers on the bill.