Tommy Frank sees opponent switch for Commonwealth title fight

Tommy Frank has seen a change of opponent for his shot at Commonwealth title glory next month.

Friday, 15th February 2019, 20:56 pm
Updated Friday, 15th February 2019, 21:07 pm
Tommy Frank

Unbeaten Frank had been due to face Ross Murray for the vacant Commonwealth super flyweight title on March 15 at Ponds Forge.

But Murray’s team have had a change of heart with the Glasgow fighter set for a future in a lower weight category.

Sheffield fighter Frank will now face Luke Wilton, a more experienced operator with 20 wins from 26 fights.

Frank’s promoter and manager Dennis Hobson is convinced Murray’s team had second thoughts about facing the 25-year-old and also believes his man is in for a tougher night than he originally had been.

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“We'd agreed the fight with Ross Murray, and I don’t know if they thought Tommy was a step too far, but they've come back and said they want to now campaign at light-flyweight,” Hobson said. “I just wonder if they thought they'd bitten off more than they can chew though.

“It's not very professional but good luck to Ross and I hope he does well.

“Luke Wilton has now been confirmed by the Commonwealth Board.

“This is a tougher assignment than the original opponent, but when you fight for a meaningful title you have to be willing to fight whoever is put in front of you, which Tommy is willing to do. 

“Luke is a lot more experienced, so we'll find out what Tommy is all about against this credible opponent.”