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Tommy Fletcher wins his maiden bout at Wembley in front of the BT Sport cameras



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Terrific Tommy Fletcher made a dazzling debut in his first professional fight on Saturday night.

The 'Norfolk Nightmare' took less than a minute to gain a first round stoppage win over Croatia Aron Vrnoga.

The cruiserweight sent Vrnoga crashing to the canvas within the first 30 seconds of the bout at Wembley's Ovo Arena.

Tommy Fletcher with Frank Warren (57716892)
Tommy Fletcher with Frank Warren (57716892)

The 6ft 7ins fighter from Hockwold then followed up his early onslaught with another barrage of shots that saw the contest stopped after just 58 seconds.

It was the perfect start for the 20-year-old who left the previously unbeaten Vrnoga with a bloodied nose after an impressive first outing.

Fletcher said: "It was awesome to be boxing in the Wembley Arena on my professional debut.

"I am only 20-years of age so I'm still young and learning, but I've just boxed an undefeated opponent and, although I'm not saying he was elite level, I dealt with him and I didn't even get out of first gear.

"I was still warming up and I've had harder pad sessions in the changing room so if people want to see knock-outs look out for the 'Norfolk Nightmare.'

"I was relaxed going into the fight and listened to my team because they have been around the game for years.

"I'm now ready to roll onto the next one but I do want to take things slowly because I'm still young."

Fletcher is under the management of Frank Warren and Queensberry Promotions and is trained by Mark and Jimmy Tibbs out of The Origin gym in Rainham.

His fight was screened live on BT Sport and their panel of pundits were full of praise for his maiden professional win.

Steve Bunce commented: "I was with Mark Tibbs in his gym about six months ago when Tommy was there.

"He's 6ft 7ins and looks like he's still growing so he's going to be a big heavyweight in three or four years and I like him a lot."

Former WBC super-middleweight title holder Richie Woodhall added: "Tommy was very good and I like the 'Norfolk Nightmare' tag.

"He's got a good jab and his team know the game so they know he's got talent and they will get him to use that by boxing at range and he's a got a lot of power to get into his shots.

"It was an excellent start as he started behind the jab, switched on the power and put his opponent to sleep. He's exciting and has a big future."



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