Mainwaring makes it five from five
Tuesday 21st March 2017 @ 10:24 by Mark Phillip

Professional middleweight boxer Matty Mainwaring has extended his unbeaten run to five consecutive victories after beating the vastly experienced Chris Jenkinson on a points’ decision.

The 26-year-old claimed victory in front of a packed out crowd at the Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester last Friday.

A former footballer for Hyde United and Stalybridge Celtic, Mainwaring swapped the pitch for the ring in 2014 and has since made a flawless start to a promising career.

Trained by former European Welterweight champion Matthew Hatton, Mainwaring has overcome some tough opponents in the form of Victor Edagha, Tommy carter, Liam Griffiths and Yailton Neves.

Following the victory, Mainwaring analysed his performance and said: “It’s never perfect, I could have thrown more shots but that’s the way I box and Matt (Hatton) has always said you’ll look better and do better in longer fights – I was getting warmed up.”

Jenkinson entered the ring with a wealth of experience having competed in 53 bouts prior to Friday’s loss.

Mainwaring made reference to his opponent’s great career and said: “Chris has done a lot of rounds and had a lot of fights, and the bottom line is I had total respect for him going into the fight and I have total respect for him at the end of it as well.”

Impressed with Mainwaring’s performance, Hatton said: “I thought he boxed well there, I thought he boxed a clever fight.

“We’ll see the best of Matthew when the fights get longer.

“He handled a very experienced fighter there, quite easily to be fair – no disrespect to Chris -which shows the ability this man has got and how far he’s going to go.

“It was a nice four round routine win, he’s not got a mark on him and that’s what it’s all about.”

Following the fight, Jenkinson offered his thoughts and tweeted: