Exclusive: Brian Phillips looks to build on first year as a pro, eyes summer return in Liverpool

Chandler Waller 17/05/2018

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Looking forward to his second year as a professional, Liverpool prospect Brian Phillips announces his next likely fight date and plans for the future.

After moving to 4-0 with a confident points win on the Davies vs. Syrowatka 2 card on 31st March, Phillips is set to return to the ring in July.

When asked about those plans, Phillips spoke to WBN for an exclusive interview: “I’m out soon, although nothing has been confirmed yet.

“It’s looking likely to be an MTK show in Liverpool, possibly 6th July in the Olympia. It’s down on paper but nothing has been put out there yet.”

Phillips who fought at the Olympia as an amateur will be looking to create fireworks in the atmosphere he cherishes.

“It’ll be the first show in the Olympia since them, I’m not sure how long, but I’ll be bringing the Olympia back to life, it’ll be very good there.

“I boxed there as an amateur and there have been some very good nights in boxing, Rocky [Fielding] winning the Prizefighter and loads more so it’ll be good to get that back up on the road.”

The Olympia hasn’t seen a professional boxing event since 2015 when Stephen Smith fought Devis Boschiero.

Phillips seems eager to get the action back at the grand venue as he looks forward to keeping busy.

“In September I’ll have been a pro for one year so it’ll be my second year as a pro,” he explained.

“I’ll probably just step it up from there and fight everyone and anyone at my weight of featherweight and take over basically, that’s what I want to do.”

Announcing his title fighting weight of the 130 pounds limit, Phillips also showed interest in the titles he will be chasing in the near future.

“I’ll take it the old fashioned way by picking up an area title and then English, British, Commonwealth and then European and eventually World. That’s the dream, that’s what I want but I’ll see how it pans out.”

From World to domestic level, featherweights are booming in the UK. Seeing his potential future opponents as no problem, Phillips concluded with his assessment of the featherweight scene.

“I think its buzzing but I don’t see anyone who troubles me at all. Especially where I’m at now; in about a year or two I’ll be knocking on the door for big titles.”

Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller