Thomas Dickson discusses Jan 28 bout in Glasgow

Chris Glover 05/01/2016

Livingston Lightweight Thomas Dickson has his second pro outing on January 28th at Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza hotel ahead.

The Burns Supper Event staged by MGM Promotions Scotland includes a four course meal, drinks reception and mouthwatering boxing with Stephen Simmons topping the bill.

The card is made up of Newtongrange Featherweight Stephen Tiffney and Glasgow’s Marc Kerr.

I sat down with Thomas to find out how life in the pro ranks was going.

CG – How do you feel your pro debut last December?

TD – I feel it went well. I was disappointed at first as I wanted to create a bit more action. Nevertheless I felt a did what I needed to do. I enjoyed myself in there and boxed to instruction.

CG – What was it like to box in at Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Stadium where many great fighters have boxed in the past?

TD – The atmosphere was brilliant, it sounded like a football match when I made my entrance. You thrive off those type of experiences. I felt that the atmosphere gave me a little bit extra when I was in the ring.

CG – Are you excited to box firstly on a Burns Night event and secondly in Glasgow?

TD – I’m very excited to box in Glasgow. The Crowne Plaza is a lovely hotel and I expect the atmosphere to be brilliant. I’m sure everybody who comes along will enjoy the event.

CG – You are becoming a bit of local celebrity in Livingston, how did it feel to be asked to go onto the pitch at half time of a Livingston FC game?

TD – It was really unexpected but it is good to see my hard work is paying off and people are taking notice of it. It was a fantastic and humbling experience. I couldn’t be more thankful to Livingston FC and their fans for their support.

CG – What are you immediate plans for 2016?

TD – I want to keep busy, MGM have lined me up to box in January, March and May. I’ll take one fight at a time and with the backing of MGM and my sponsors, I’m aiming to stay undefeated and look for titles in the early months of next year. I would maybe look to pick up a British Challenge belt or a Scottish title in early 2017. For the moment I just want to make sure I keep improving in every fight and make sure put on a better show every time I fight.

Thomas Dickson joins Cruiserweight Stephen Simmons and highly rated prospect’s Stephen Tiffney and Marc Kerr on the MGM Burns Supper Event on January 28th.

Tickets are available from all boxers on the bill or by emailing info@mgm-scotland.co.uk for more information.