Matty Tew is targeting a title – and a big bag of sweets

Tew’s all-action style has taken him to 11 straight wins and secured a crack at championship honours on Hellraiser Promotions’ next value-for-money show at The Coronet in Elephant and Castle this Friday, (November 23).

He meets Ruben Movsesian for the vacant International Masters lightweight title on a show that also features red-hot prospects including Lee Owen, Charlie Rice and Craig Whyatt.

To prepare for the big fight, Tew has had top-class sparring with the likes of Liam Walsh – and kept away from sweet shops !

“I do like my sweets,” said the sweet-toothed Southampton scrapper, “and it’s a bit tempting because there are a few good tobacconists around where I live.

“But that’s one of the sacrifices you have to make if you want to box and anyway, I can eat as many sweets as I like for a couple of weeks after my fight.”

Tew says he won’t be taking any tips from his favourite football team in the countdown to the big fight !

He is a season-ticket holder at St Mary’s Stadium and has seen the Saints ship 29 goals in their first 11 games in the Premiership.

Tew knows he needs to keep his defences tight at The Coronet if he wants to be crowned champion.

Movsesian comes from Georgia with a power puncher’s reputation.

Six of his seven wins have come by knock out – and Tew said: “I know 100% he will be coming to knock my block off and I will have to keep my hands up! My manager Mickey Helliet has told me he is a bit of a handful so I’ll be keeping my chin down early on for sure!

“I’ll definitely need a to be tight defensively but I know I can bang myself and this is a big opportunity to go to London in front of a large, knowledgeable crowd and show them what I can do!”