Lewis Syrett: Waiting For An Opportunity
By Chandler Waller
Small hall boxing is often forgotten about. Whilst we turn our attention to the TV fighters with huge sponsorship deals, there are boxers out there still waiting to resume their careers since the pandemic first struck.
Most small hall fighters dream for the occasion to win some form of a domestic title, the chance to be featured on TV seems like a different world.
But for Lewis Syrett (7-1) turning pro wasn’t a consideration before a chance sparring session with former English champion Darryl Williams.
“I didn’t have a great amateur career. I had a half and half record so I didn’t really have any aspirations for turning pro until I started getting decent sparring with a few pros.
“I was doing a lot of sparring with Darryl Williams, he went to me ‘why don’t you turn over?’ I thought I…
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