By Jonny Stapleton
Joe Hillerby is looking to wrap up his first year as a pro with victory over the tough and durable Tommy Tolan.
The 23 year old was initially meant to trade leather with Irish boxing’s renaissance man Ciaran Healy, but is now scheduled to fight former sparring partner Tolan, who was pencilled in to face Phil Townley, as Belfast boxing’s September boxing merry go round continues.
However, unlike most boxing fans ‘The Faith’ isn’t confused and is just focused on attaining win number five on the under card of Tyson Fury’s King Hall hosted bout.
The Belfast man is predicting a points win and is confident he can show his wide array of skills against a fighter who has shared the ring with Eammon O’Kane, Michael Sweeney and Tony Jefferies.
“My opponent has change now to Tommy Tolan. Ciaran and myself would have been a good fight but that’s boxing. I am taking this fight at a heavier weight just to get on the show. I think this is a great chance to show my skills,” Hillerby told www.irish-boxing.com.
“Tommy Tolan is a tough fight he knows the game well and has good punch power. I think out fight will be a cracking bout. I have sparred him and respect him as a fighter. I think ill win on points and I feel my career is moving well. Another win hear will be great for my first year as a pro then we will hope to push for a title shot in the new year.”