Q&A Heavyweight Thomas Narmo

Thomas NarmoUnbeaten heavyweight prospect Thomas Narmo (7-0, 7 KOs) of Norway is ready to test his skills against other heavyweight prospects. The 6’6 giant-sized Norwegian is a former professional hockey player and is scheduled for a tuneup fight in June. All of his wins have been inside the distance and the 30-year-old is anxious for bigger opportunities in the immediate future. Fightnews.com® spoke with Narmo as he is in training for his upcoming bout.

What led to your pursuit of a career in boxing?

I used to play professional hockey and then MMA. My knees were giving out and it turns out my potential was bigger in boxing than MMA. I just was not aware of it.

How would you describe your boxing style?

I’m still learning but I try to take the center of the ring and work from my jab! I can keep a really high pace, so I will put the pressure on my opponents if I get the chance

Do you feel you’re ready to challenge a top heavyweight prospect?

I do. He will likely be a more complete bóxer than me but what will happen if it turns into more of a fight than a boxing match?

Has any Norway-born fighter ever challenged for a world heavyweight title?

Yes, in 1986 Steffen Tangstad challenged Michael Spinks for the IBF title losing in the 4th round. It would be great if I ever got the opportunity to challenge for a world title!

Is that your long-term goal as well?

Yes but hopefully with a better outcome. I do feel for now winning a major regional title from a major sanctioning body like a Continental or Inter-Contiental title is within reach. It’s all about climbing up the world rankings.

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    • He fought MMA as recently as January. Had a bad run lately. Won his first four fights, had a no contest and then lost his next five. Yeah. Seems as if he’s made the right decision sticking with boxing.

  • As soon as I read Norwegian, I thought minimum 6’5″. I wish him the best. He has a higher chance of making good money with boxing than MMA. If he’s matched correctly and stays busy for the next 4 years, he can move up and make money if he’s pushed and marketed correctly.

    He would have been a perfect project to build on for the late and great Emmanuel Stewart. He would have him relax on his punches and develop a heat seeking rocket right.

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