Ty Tomlin improved to 11-0 last Friday night with a technical knockout against Tyrone Luckey.
Luckey lasted three rounds before his corner threw in the towel before the start of the fourth. The fight was Tomlin’s debut fight for DiBella Entertainment. It was also Tomlin’s seventh knockout.
Tomlin was the aggressor early in the fight, and that led to Luckey’s downfall. Tomlin’s signature overhand rights overwhelmed Luckey and made it impossible for him to return.
“I performed pretty well given just three to four weeks notice to the fight,” Tomlin said. “Obviously, I’m a perfectionist and want to dominate every second of the fight, so there are definitely things to work on, but overall this was a solid performance.”
Luckey’s reputation precedes him as he’s fought former world champions like Tevin Farmer, Alberto Machado and other fighters like Ryan Garcia and Frank Martin. This was another step up in competition for Tomlin, and he treated it as any other opponent keeping his perfect record intact.
“[Luckey] is a veteran guy, so it was a great litmus test for me,” Tomlin said. “Being able to get him out in three rounds was amazing for sure. It feels amazing to continue my winning streak and remain undefeated. It felt even better to do it in front of an amazing Cheatham County crowd.”
The fight took place in Murfreesboro, just about an hour’s drive from Ashland City, so Tomlin fought in front of his family, friends and fans. With his fame and popularity rising due to such success, Tomlin had fans pack the building from across Tennessee. He was the overwhelming fan favorite.
“The crowd was amazing,” Tomlin said. “I have to give a huge thanks to everyone who came and showed out Friday night.”
Tomlin also said he isn’t 100% sure about any future plans, but if his past gives fans any clues, he could end up taking a fight against just about anybody on short notice. Tomlin said he wants to be back in the ring by August.
Tomlin was also appreciative of the people who helped him get to this point, including his family and a new promoter.
“First, I want to thank my amazing family for supporting me,” Tomlin said. “My father and my brother play a key part in having me ready for every fight, and the great Peter Hernandez joined team ShortFuse and helped me prepare, as well. My amazing sponsors and fans make all of these events a success, and I have to thank, last but not least, my promoter, Lou DiBella. We have a lot of big plans in store with Lou, so I want everyone to stay posted.
“This is another big step in my career, but we are just getting started.”