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Matt Sen looking to make it a very happy new year

Wolverhampton cruiserweight Matt Sen is aiming to respond from 2020 disappointment by becoming king of the ring in his hometown next year.

Wolverhampton boxer Matt Sen
Wolverhampton boxer Matt Sen

Sen, 33, was aiming to close out 2020 in style by taking down Yorkshire’s Perry Howe before his opponent pulled out.

The Black Country fighter was disappointedly stopped in the first round by Isaac Chamberlain last month, his first competitive bout since July 2019.

But Sen, nicknamed ‘Slugger’, has refocused and is now looking to ensure he is the name at the top of Wolverhampton boxing by overcoming fellow Wulfrunian Antony Woolery in the new year.

“It’s been a tough year in and out of the ring,” Sen said.

“Covid-19 has made things tough and I’ve not been as active as I’d like. There was the disappointing first round stoppage against Isaac Chamberlain in November and then I thought I’d be in action this weekend.

“Howe had taken to social media stating how much he was looking forward to fighting this weekend after we’d agreed a fight but then it just hasn’t materialised.

“I was not given much of an explanation from Howe’s side other than the fight’s off, so I can only presume he wanted none of it. That’s boxing and 2021 is my focus now.”

Sen was due to clash with fellow Black Country Boxing Promotion fighter Woolery before the pandemic, but hopes the contest can be rescheduled. “That’s the fight I’d like,” added Sen. “This is more than just a battle for the Midlands, this is also for the Cruiserweight Boxing Pride of Wolverhampton.

“The Midlands Title has been vacant for over five years and both of us want it I’m sure.”

“Let’s hope the starts align, we can both get back to winning ways, get the round under our belt, get it approved and we can go head to head in 2021.”

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