Tinker shows his class to make New York Masters final

Scarboroughs Matthew Tinker will fight at the Madison Square Garden this week in the final of the Ring Masters
Scarboroughs Matthew Tinker will fight at the Madison Square Garden this week in the final of the Ring Masters

Scarborough boxer Matthew Tinker continued his impressive form after moving to New York by making it through to the final of the Ring Masters Championships.

Tinker will fight Gergo Savoly of Underground BC in the final at the world famous Madison Square Garden on Friday after he cruised past Emmanuel Etienne in his 201lb-Open semi-final.

The Road to the Garden qualifying tournament, which comprised 18 events, took place at various venues around the New York City area, with the best amateur boxers advancing to the

‘Mecca of Boxing’, Madison Square Garden, in the Ring Masters Championships.

The winners of the Ring Masters Championships will advance to the 2018 National Golden Gloves Championships in Nebraska in May.

Tinker, who now fights out of New York Athletic Club, can’t wait to fight at one of the most iconic boxing arenas in the world.

He said: “I can’t wait to fight at the Garden.

“To box where Paul Ingle beat Junior Jones and has also seen lots of other huge fights will be special, but it’s obviously a special boxing venue.”

Tinker is confident heading into his final bout.

“There is a bit of a buzz around the fight as he (Savoly) got a knockout in the semis,” added the former Scarborough ABC and Westway ABC boxer.

Tinker was also quick to thank Scarborough-based coaches Ray Simpson and Neil Brocklehurst for their efforts training him.

He added: “I have to say thanks to Ray Simpson and Neil Brocklehurst, who always make time to train me when I’m home and also Body Torque for letting me use the gym.”