Harry Matthews vs Darryl Sharp

Harry Matthews Fights Darryl Sharp for Central Area Title

On Friday 22nd June Harry “Haz” Matthews is up against Darryl “Razor” Sharp.  They’re fighting for the vacant Super Middleweight Central Area Title belt at the Middleton Arena in Manchester.

Harry, a professional boxer, is a personal trainer and actor by day. He appears as an extra in the popular show Peaky Blinders.  Harry has even appeared as a gangster in the film “Some Kind of Love”.  Matthews trains with our very own Head Coach, Niall Almond.  Harry is fit, ambitious, and determined. He is relishing the opportunity to challenge Darryl Sharp, in what promises to be an exhilarating fight.

Speaking to Almond Boxing Academy News, Head Coach Niall Almond said “This is a fight which could open doors for Harry. There’s a lot for Harry to fight for, this title is a big deal for him.  It’s the opportunities that winning the title brings too.”

This fight won’t be a walk in the park for Matthews though. Darryl Sharp also has his eyes on the prize, stating that it’s “Gunna be a vicious fight June 22nd” (sic).

War of the Roses

In an exclusive interview with worldboxingnews.net, boxing promoter Kieran Farrell said “I’m buzzing because Darryl, he boxes on the road, week to week, he’s in close decisions and for him to get an area title shot at super middleweight – I’m dead chuffed. He’s got Harry Matthews in the opposite corner, another guy who fights on the road, he fought Jamie Cox recently, he’s a good fighter Harry Matthews.

You know between the pair of them all you can expect is a war.”

Matthews is a local lad, born and bred in York, Sharp over the border in Lancashire.  In this war of the roses we’re backing Harry to rip up the history books, take Yorkshire to victory, and claim the Super Middleweight Central Area Title belt as his own. Come on, Harry!