Articles by Matt Lewis

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…


The Greatest

2016 has taken quite a few of the world’s extraordinary people from us from all sorts of backgrounds. The acting world paid its respects to Alan Rickman, British comedy lost an absolute jewel in Ronnie…


The Good Guys

Boxing can be equally frustrating as it can be inspiring, and a big contribution to that is often the matchmaking.  Sometimes fantastic match-ups are made that prove to be excellent viewing, but sometimes the fights…


How good is 2016?

Here we are, coming up to about half way through the year, which seems like an appropriate moment to assess how we’re getting on so far.  Is this year different in some way that makes…