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Q&A Corner With Salfordian Super Featherweight Lewis Wood!

In this edition of Q & A Corner, I spoke with Salford super featherweight Lewis Wood who is currently 3-0 fighting under Pat Barrett and black flash promotions.

Salfordian Featherweight Lewis Wood

With aspirations of winning outright Lonsdale honours, he is under the tutelage of a seasoned trainer and manager who has played a huge part in getting his nephew and current EBU European champion Zelfa Barrett to where he is now.

Looking to emulate similar success’ he also has an MMA background so is well equipped to deal with any style that will be placed in front of him as he looks to climb the rankings and claim the honours that will place him in line for the British title opportunity he eyes down the line!

Q & A Corner With Lewis Wood

Q: Tell us a bit about your background, where are you from? How old were you when you started boxing and why did you start? Was anybody of inspiration to you?

A: I first started out doing MMA when I was 16/17 with my 2 good friends who were competing at the time, just for something to do and to keep me off the streets, had 4 fights and realised I preferred using my hands and loved to get in there and fight so I turned to boxing at age of 19. My inspirations were always the Mexican boxers like Salvador Sanchez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Erik Morales. Also always been a big Mike Tyson fan.

Q:  Tell us a bit about your style and what can boxing fans expect from you?

A: Would say my style is exciting, I’m an aggressive pressure fighter who can box and fight, inside or outside!

Q: Do you have any pre or post-fight rituals? Anything you’re superstitious about?

A: No not really, leading up to the fight I like to visualise and play the fight out in my head over and over, then get in there and do it!! Post-fight I do love to eat all the things I’ve been craving haha!!

Q: Who is your boxing idol and why?

A: Don’t really have one fighter, to be honest, but love the old-school fighters like Salvador Sanchez, Chavez, Hagler, Hearns, toney, and Barrera, because they are all true fighters who took risks and fought the best of their generation!!

Q: Where do you see your career in five years’ time and what do you want to achieve from boxing?

A: The long-term goal is to be a world champion. But would also love to win the British title outright which is doable in 5 years and go down as one of the best to come out of Salford!!

Salfordian Featherweight Lewis Wood

Post-fight cravings had to be put on hold after a postponement to his June 18th date with John Spencer, now with the date of July 30th penned in at Oldham Leisure Centre, he looks to get his second win of 2022 and kick on!

Wanting to go down as one of the best to come out of Salford he is part of a good current crop of fighters from the city that I believe all have a solid chance of doing special things in the sport. Marc Leach 18-2-1 has already achieved British honours, Luke Evans 12-0-1 has had a slot on a Matchroom card and there is Jake Andrews currently 2-0 who has had a lot of positive noise made about him so far!

Look out for more content from @deekaynsb with Lewis over the coming week as he prepares for his fight on July 30th!

By Dan Kelly

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