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Matman Returns

Posted in Boxing, Inspiration, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2016 by Matt 'Man' Windle

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Come and support the #PoetWithPunch as #MatmanReturns to Dudley, this time at The Venue, for my 2nd professional fight on Friday the 4th of March.
Everyone that purchases a ticket from me shall receive a FREE ‘Matmask’ to wear as I make my ring entrance.
It really would be great to have your support so please feel free to get in touch and become a part of #TheMatmanTeam .

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BBC WM

Posted in Boxing, Gigs, Inspiration, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on November 29, 2015 by Matt 'Man' Windle

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You can listen to me live on 95.6fm BBC WM tomorrow morning between 7.30 and 8am as I share my opinion on Tyson Fury’s upset victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

Who knows, we may even talk about ‪#‎MatmanBegins‬, my professional debut this coming Saturday at Dudley Town Hall as well.
Tune in! ‪#‎PoetWithPunch‬.

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING.

Posted in Boxing, Inspiration, Uncategorized with tags , on November 22, 2015 by Matt 'Man' Windle

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People often think – ‘lift weights, get big’ and of course that’s not wrong but lift weight to lose weight? It almost sounds contradictory but this oxymoron has worked for me.

Over the past 12 months my coach has added Olympic weightlifting to my training regime and it’s benefited me for a number of different reasons.

Not only has my power and strength increased but it has also helped me lose the weight that I need to shift in order for me to fight. As well as keeping my day to day training schedule fresh and exciting.

So the next time you’re looking at including something new to your training dairy, maybe the Snatch, Jerk and Squat could be for you! ‪#‎PoetWithPunch‬

iFILM LONDON TV interview

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 14, 2015 by Matt 'Man' Windle

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Here is my first ever interview with Kugan Cassius from iFILM LONDON TV.

We’re talking boxing, poetry and professional debut.

Please click the link to watch.

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Poetry with Punch!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 4, 2015 by Matt 'Man' Windle

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For years and years people have said to me ‘A poet and a boxer? What an odd combination.’

So I’ve decided to do just that – combine them!

I always looked at myself as a ‘poet by day, boxer by night’ but over the past 12 months I have been taking my boxing knowhow in to my poetry workshops (when requested.)

As a former Young Poet Laureate of Birmingham and a qualified Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) boxing coach the main purpose of bringing these two contrasting art forms together is to help break stereotypes, install discipline and build confidence. So the first 3 (ish) hours of the day are dedicated to writing poetry, rhyming and performance like any of my usual workshops. The final hour or two after lunch however is dedicated to boxing. I run a Boxercise session with the class and teach them the basics and fundamentals of boxing whilst always drawing comparisons from the mornings poetry session such as rhythm, repetition and juxtaposition.

If you would like a more in depth discussion about this workshop or if you believe that something like this would be beneficial for your class then please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Testimonials will be added soon!