SV is very proud to sponsor local boxer, Matt Chanda. Matt, who trains out of Hackney with coach Steve Kipps, was crowned Southern Area Super Bantamweight Champion in March 2016.
Matt’s previous fight was a hard-fought battle that brought him his only professional loss to date, by split decision; but this doesn’t seem to have dampened his spirits in the slightest and he was soon back to training and looking to contest the British super-flyweight title against current holder Charlie Edwards in September.
Unfortunately, it was recently announced that Edwards would have to withdraw from the fight, leaving Matt currently without an opponent.
Any combat athlete will tell you that a cancellation or a change in opponent is never what you want, especially so close to the fight date. However, we are sure that no matter what happens now, Matt will continue to be a true credit to himself, his trainers, team-mates and the sport of boxing, and will rise to the occasion and keep looking forward to his next challenge.
All that have met Matt will attest that he undoubtedly gives his all at both his training camps and in the ring, and that he does so with a humility and joy that is truly infectious.
Matt is not only fantastic to work with and an amazing athlete, but is also a pleasure to spend time with.
We hope you will all join us in wishing Matt the best of luck in both his training and any future bouts, and we will look forward to keeping you updated with his progress!