Debutant Chris Matthews prepares for pro bow at Medway Park in Kent

Published On Tuesday, June 9, 2015By
Chris Matthews will make his professional debut on the Boys are Back in Town show at Medway Park in Gillingham on Saturday, July 11.
The 20-year-old, who lives in Shepway, has signed a three-year deal with promoter Joe Elfidh and doesn’t plan on making up the numbers.
The  super-featherweight said: “My aim is to win a world title – I’m serious about that. I don’t want to rush into anything but that’s the plan.
“I’ve always wanted to box since I was little. I’ve been doing it since I was nine and it seems like a good time to turn pro.”
Matthews, who boxed as an amateur for Westree, will start his pro career with a four-round contest.
An opponent is still to be confirmed but the former New Line Learning pupil is promising entertainment in front of his home crowd.
He said: “I like to have a good old scrap. I might have to change my approach depending on how the fight’s going but I’m a big puncher and enjoy a tear-up."
Tickets to the Boys are Back in Town show cost £35 or £55 at ringside and are available by calling 07511 680092.