Tommy Fletcher is promising fight fans an explosive introduction when he steps into the ring for his professional debut next month.

The Hockwold cum Wilton cruiserweight, who rose through the ranks at Attleborough Boxing Club, has been named on the Joe Joyce undercard at the OVO Arena, Wembley, on July 2, with his first opponent to be unveiled next week.

After weeks of detailed preparation, the ‘Norfolk Nightmare’ – a former schoolboy in Hockwold, Feltwell and Brandon – will make his bow in a four-round contest, having recently signed with Frank Warren and Queensberry.

“I believe I’ll knock my opponent out on the night, whoever it may be,” said two-time national amateur champion Fletcher, ahead of the show set to go out live on BT Sport.

“My aim is to put on a calculated, but vicious display in front of my fans. I’m fully focused and every day I’m waking up thinking about the fight.

“I can’t box on a show like this and not put on a performance.

“A lot of people make their debuts on small hall shows, but I’m boxing on a show that only some fighters can dream of.”

It is almost two years since Fletcher last climbed into the ring as an amateur, but the 20-year-old southpaw says it will not affect his performance on a bumper card of action that also includes the likes of Jason Cunningham, Callum Johnson and Nathan Heaney.

Tommy Fletcher promotional poster for fight at Wembley Arena on July 2 (57216440)
Tommy Fletcher promotional poster for fight at Wembley Arena on July 2 (57216440)

“There’s going to be nerves as I’m being thrown into the deep end, but they will only make me sharper and if I was fighting this weekend I’d be ready to do the business,” said the former Breckland School pupil.

“I’ve been training hard five days a week under the guidance of Mark Tibbs and Jimmy Tibbs and I couldn’t be in better hands really.

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