• Dexter Hastings

Matman gets British Fight


Birmingham’s ‘poet with a punch’ Matt Windle has got a well deserved shot at the British title. Known as ‘Matt Man’ Windle (30) will be moving up a weight to take on the highly rated Tommy Frank for the vacant British Flyweight title in Frank's home town of Sheffield. Frank (28) who is the current Commonwealth Super Flyweight champ and the former IBO intercontinental Flyweight champ has an impressive record of 13 wins in 15 fights. Frank is come off 2 straight defeats after being beaten twice by Mexican Rousendo Guarneros for his IBO intercontinental title and again in the rematch.


WIndle who is coming off a fantastic victory over the then unbeaten Neil McCubbin winning a unanimous 12 round point decision in a Commonwealth eliminator. Windle’s two previous outings have been over ten rounds, both for the Midlands area Flyweight title where he was narrowly edged out on points both times. Trained by Spencer McCracken senor Windle's record stands at 6 wins and one draw out of ten fights.

The fight will be held at The Pond Forge Arena Sheffield on the 18th of September and will be steamed on the Fightzone channel.



Dexter’s Thought’s

This is a great opportunity for Windle to get his hands on a title and if you are going to win one the British title is by far the most prestigious. By rights Matt should have been crowned Light Flyweight Commonwealth champion in his last contest but for some unexplained reason the Commonwealth board decided not to recognize the light Flyweight division and remove the belt.

Matt has felt the agony of defeat in two previous Midlands area title fights, which were very close contests and could have gone ether way so if any one deserves a crack at the British it Windle. This fight is set up for the home boy Frank to win with it being in his home town and his home fans screaming him on, but I have a funny feeling that ‘poet with a punch’, ‘The Matt Man’ is going to put the Purge on Frank in his home town and claim the British title.