Episode 6 of our series, the Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club, The Next Generation and in this one we feature new professional light-middleweight Matthew Ryan (1-0)
We speak to Matthew on the eve of his second professional fight schedule for September 22nd at Bowlers arena in Manchester, opponent TBC, and it is a fight the quiet man from Middleton believes he will come through, with the intention of one day ruling the boxing world and becoming a legend of the sport.
Matthew turned professional in February this year after having 50 amateur contests under the tutor-ledge of Martyn Lynch at the Middleton Select ABC. He is now based trained and at the Collyhurst and Moston gym by Pat Barrett and Thomas McDonagh, where he has been for the last couple of years and he is highly regarded by the Moston based camp.
In this video Matthew talks about how he first found boxing, after being taken to the local gym by his late father. He says he now fights with the memory of his dad and wants to do well in the sport as a dedication and tribute to him.
Matthew tells us about his hopes and aspirations for the future and we get an insight has to where the light-middleweight prospect is at the moment in and out of the ring and his quest to become a serious professional and make a living out of the sport he loves.
With sparring footage of Matthew going a few rounds with another rising Manchester prospect Jimmy Kelly, plus former WBC super-middleweight world champion and gym mate Robin Reid. We go into camp and Inside Boxing with Matthew Ryan and The Next Generation of the Collyhurst and Moston Lads Club.
Past Episode links
Episode 1: Taka Bembere. www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI87TwADntA
Episode 2: Zelfa Barrett. www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wkHGJ7fMPw&feature=relmfu
Episode 3: Arron Michael Jnr. www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbcSYtfHDDwfeature=relmfu
Episode 4: Lyndon Arthur. www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnA7x_79LHw&feature=fvwrel
Episode 5: Thomas McDonagh: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnRTTl_vf_w
Episode 6: Matthew Ryan. www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Od7RHfFmHY&feature=youtu.beEpisode 7: Billy McNamara www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRiALOffTkA&feature=plcp
The Pat Barrett Story Part 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im7X49fVnGg
The Pat Barrett Story Part 2: www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6MRRF3b2PU&feature=fvwrel
The Pat Barrett Story Part 3: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTEO_gR0CfI&feature=fvwrel