In a recent interview with Switchbox TV, former professional boxer Derry Mathews, revealed how he is keeping busy during the current lockdown and what the pandemic means for the future of boxing.
Mathews also shared words of admiration for the NHS staff and the families of those working on the frontline.
“They have been brilliant. I have said for years that they deserve footballer’s wages. They have done the country proud and the rest of the world proud. They are doing more than they should be doing for the wages they are on. Even the partners, living with someone who is working around the clock must be so hard”, he expressed.
Following his retirement in 2017, Mathews currently coaches at the Derry Mathews Boxing Academy, which is subsequently a member of team MTK.
During the interview he expressed how there is a need for coach marking and tougher licensing within boxing.
“It is stupid. Anyone can be a professional boxer now. Anyone can be a professional boxing coach. Half of them haven’t even put a pair of gloves on. You have to have been around boxing. I think the British Boxing Board might change a few things”, he stated.
Mathews also reminisced about his boxing career and those who were an integral part in his success. In particular, he had high praise for his former boxing coach, Danny Vaughan.
“I will always speak highly of Danny. He was like a brother to me. He brought everything to the table. He was a 110% coach”, Mathews added.
Watch the full interview here:
The Print Project – Get creative!
Since our launch in 2017, HÖRFA have always had a strong connection to art, displayed through our popular Printed Streetwear Collection.
Now, for the first time ever, we’re giving you the chance to create the next iconic print, in support of the NHS.
Your design can be anything you want, there are no set themes or limitations. Be inspired by nature, art, people, hope, ambition… your canvas is blank because we want to see your creativity in its fullness.
How to enter:
Visit our website HERE. We recommend submitted artwork is in the ratio of 210x140mm/px at 300dpi in .png or .jpg format. You can go taller than 140mm/px if you wish the design to be square or portrait. If you don’t have design packages or tools available, we recommend canva.com as a useful website to use.
Email your design to [email protected] by June 30, 2020, with a few words about the inspiration and meaning behind it.
How to win:
Three finalists will be chosen and unveiled on the official HÖRFA website and social media channels on July 1, 2020.
The winner, chosen by the HÖRFA design team, will receive a £100 gift card as well as the final version of their t-shirt design sent in the post.
The winning design will be sold on horfawear.com with 100% of the profits donated to the NHS.
If you have any questions then please email us at [email protected]