Date of Birth: 23/11/89
Record: 18-3 (5 KOs)
Height: 5ft 8in
It’s hoped Tom Farrell will meet his friend and VIP team-mate Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd’ in a rematch next. The pair clashed in their home city at the Echo Arena in November 2019, and the expected war was cut short after four rounds when Farrell was badly cut following a clash of heads. The scheduled ten-rounder went to the scorecards and Dodd who was narrowly ahead on the judges’ cards snatched the inconclusive win although the fight hadn’t truly got going.
‘Fazza’ won his first 13 fights, and the future looked bright in October 2016 when he captured a majority verdict against Algerian born Belgian Farid Hakimi to win the vacant WBA International title.
He then impressed in victories over Daza Usher, Tommy Carus and Chris Adaway to set up a clash against Ohara Davies with the WBA International championship which was once again vacant on the line. It was a torrid night for Farrell who was stopped in round six having struggled to deal with the long arms of the Marmite Londoner.
Three low-key wins followed, but Tom got back into title contention with a challenge for Philip Bowes Commonwealth 140lb title in March 2019. Again, it wasn’t Tom’s night going down on points after 12 rounds.
Since the unsatisfactory ending to the Dodd fight, Farrell has boxed just once and outpointed Ismael Molina Moreno.
VIP boss Steve Wood is close to Tom and encouraging him to manage fighters when he eventually calls time on his career.