Super-middleweight is told to boss it in the ring by manager
TOBIAS Webb has been told to be The Boss when he enters the ring in Swansea this evening.
The talented super-middleweight has lost just one of 14 bouts as a professional and is being spoken of as a future contender for the British title.
But his manager Paul Boyce believes he needs to start stamping his authority on opponents, starting with the date against Londoner Darren McKenna in the top-of-the-bill clash at the Oceana.
"Tobias has made significant progress in his last few fights," said Boyce.
"But he needs to assert himself a bit more, bossing opponents and letting them know how good he is.
"It's about looking purposeful and in control.
"We all know he has a lot of punches in his armoury, but he needs to take the next step now if he is to push on for a British title shot."
Webb did take a significant stride in his last outing, achieving his first knock-out in the paid ranks with an impressive second-round finish against Mitch Mitchell.
It showed the 25-year-old was developing the power to complement the style that has long been his hallmark.
But in McKenna, he is taking on an opponent who doesn't go down easily, meaning Webb will need to be careful.
"The main thing is that Tobias wins," said Boyce.
"It's great if there are fireworks, but sometimes a fighter can force the issue if he goes looking for a knock-out. The way to do it is let the fight unfold and take whatever chances come your way.
"What we want off Tobias is a win on the back of a convincing performance. If he has to go the distance, so be it."
Webb is being backed out of the ring by Steve Quinn, of Swansea-based company, Dr Organic. "Steve's been brilliant," said Boyce. "His support has been crucial to the progress Tobias has made."
The undercard this evening features a local derby between Swansea light-middleweights James Lilley and Matthew Ashmole, while the highly regarded Tom Jones makes his pro debut against Ibrar Riyaz.
There is also a ring reapparance after five years out for Darren 'The Beast' Morgan, taking on Adel Badawy.