HOW TO WATCH – Matthew Tinker against former UFC fighter Silva

A former UFC competitor awaits Mattew Tinker [4(4)-0] as he returns to the ring tonight.

The active light heavyweight appears on another Boston Boxing Promotions show for his fifth fight.

The bout takes place at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire as part of the third-annual Thanksgiving Eve Boxing Spectacular.

The Wednesday night clash is the former St Francis amateurs third in a pandemic year, but represents his first real step up of any note.

Tinker, who turned over as recent as November of last year, has handled all four pro opponents with ease, stopping the first three within a round, before Jesus Javier Cintron took him into stanza two for the first time in his pro career on October 17.

Leandro Silva [2(2)-3-(0)] certainly has the ability to take Tinker rounds.

The Brazilian has three defeats on his record but has never been stopped and comes into the fight on the back of a knockout win.

The 35-year-old also has 30 plus MMA fights to his name and spent three years on the UFC roster boasting a 3-3 and one no contest record.

Originally from Scarborough, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Tinker has fought out of Limerick and represented St Francis in the amateurs.

You can watch the clash on Boston Boxing’s youtube channel HERE.

The fight card gloves off at 8:00PM New York time, meaning it will be broadcast in the early hours of Thursday morning Irish time. However, the fight can be watched back by following the same link.

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]