Tom Scott is out to be a model pro when he makes his professional debut on Friday night (19th Aug).
Middleweight Scott boxes a six rounder in his hometown Blackpool when he faces Bobby Wood at the famous Tower Circus.
Scott has been in demand as a model and was auditioned to be the new face of Gillette.
Scott ,who has sold 180 tickets for his professional bow said: “I am not a shy person, but I am not used to being in front of a camera.
“When I went to the Gillette shoot in Manchester it was the first modelling I had done and although I never got the role it was a great experience.
“Since then I have had a lot of photographers asking if they can picture me for their portfolio and I would do some modelling if it came my way.”
Scott admits he was an ordinary amateur, but did have a few EBF fights where he proved himself.
He added: “I boxed a few professionals on EBF shows and did well so I decided to turn professional.
“I was never suited to the amateur game and I have come on so much training and sparring with boxers like Prince Arron.”
In the Blackpool bill topper Matthew Hatton challenges unbeaten Belarussian Andrei Abramenka for the vacant IBF intercontinental welterweight championship.
Local Central area cruiserweight champion Matty Askin has a tough nut to crack when he clashes with rugged Argentinian Juan Manuel Garay.
Askin’s occasional sparring partner, Rik Turba is up against Dutchman Mitchell Balker over eight rounds
Other prospects on the bill include welterweight hopeful Adam Little who tackles Liam Griffiths.
In a six round bantamweight attraction Kazakhstan’s Zhanat Zhakyanov faces Anwar Alfadi.
The show promoted by Robert Waterman will be televised live by Eurosport and ticket are available prices £35, £55 and £75 VIP from 01925 755222 and www.ticketline.co.uk
August 18, 2011