There are a lot of things you can say about Matt Remillard, current WBC Youth Featherweight Champion. Arrogance is not one of them as itʼs breath of fresh air to see how grounded the 21 year old Remillard is.
His progression in the sport has been steady, amassing a 13-0 record while stopping 7 men, over fifty percent of his increasingly more difficult competition, inside the distance.
He fights out of Manchester, Connecticut in the same gym that he walked into years ago, as a young, tough kid with a self admitted chip on his shoulder doing community service. Matt Remillardʼs path to boxing was a bumpy one, but it was one that led him to where he is today, a champion.
SaddoBoxing: So Matt, what got you into boxing?
Matt Remillard: "Iʼve always liked boxing. I remember watching fights with my father and grandfather. You know, the classic fights like Ali vs. Frazier. Iʼve always been a fan of the sport.
I had kind of a rough childhood. I got into a lot of fights. I used to get in fights at school and stuff. I had to do community service. I was sent to the Police Athletic League by a police officer by the name of Anthony DeJulis." More...