Articles by Matt Lewis

How Long Is A Minute? Part 3 of 4

Two days until fight night “How is that possible?!” I stared at the scales in dismay. “Well?” asked Ryan expectantly. I looked up at him, worried. “77.3 kilos, man”. I couldn’t believe it. How had…


How Long Is A Minute? Part 2 of 4

3 weeks until fight night The hardest thing about training for a fight isn’t actually the training itself. I mean, of coursetraining is hard. But as you get fitter, stronger and better conditioned your body adapts to the…


How Long Is A Minute? Part 1 of 4

I never thought I would fight. The reasons are many. I was born into a sport-loving family but I certainly didn’t come from ‘fighting stock’; both my parents were in the theatre industry, and I…


The Big Issue

In boxing’s strange community, it is apparently becoming more important to know the outcome of fights before they happen. The potential fight between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder is the perfect breeding ground for such…


Away from the Spotlight

If there is one thing I love about this sport, it is the charm of the grassroots. I’ve watched guys like Anthony Joshua and Chris Eubank Jnr in vast arenas, but really, a noisy hall…


My (boxing) Equipment Choices

Choices of equipment can become synonymous with certain fighters. It’s hard to imagine Juan Manuel Marquez without him wearing his trademark Cleto Reyes gloves.  Floyd Mayweather pretty much exclusively used Grants. Seeing as equipment choices…


Back, Back and Forth and Forth…

Sometimes, you have to wait until the opening bell before you know a fight is a sure thing. Mayweather – Pacquiao, for example, was so hyped, so demanded and so obsessed over that by the…


Summer Highlights

Well hasn’t this been a good old while? I’ve been out of the country working for most of the Summer, so there has been precious little time for anything boxing related. In some ways, this…


The Heels

This is the second of two articles focusing on the guys who do, and the guys who mostly don’t, fight the best in the sport.  Last time, I looked at those fighters who are consistently…