UK prospect Lewis Smith has opened up on how important a manager is for a professional fighter coming through the ranks.

Smith has heaped praise on his manager Alec Wilkey admitting he is lucky to find someone he trusts so much.

The 24-year-old is also trained by the knowledgeable Wilkey who boasts a plethora of fighters including Johnny Coyle, Idris Hill and Richie Gray at his stable in Essex.

His original debut was postponed due to a sparring injury and is now scheduled to fight next month on MTK London’s Brentwood show.

And Smith admits that having a manager like Wilkey, who he can trust, is paramount to him succeeding in the sport:

“Any boxer’s career is in their manager’s hands and I’m very lucky that with Alec I have found someone I can trust with everything.” he said.

He continued:

“For me, my day-to-day is grafting and training. I know that Alec can handle all the extras and any background work. I know that Alec has my best interests at heart. We have a great stable with good lads that all want to succeed so it’s a great position to be in. I’m going from strength to strength alongside Team Wilkey and I’m very grateful.”

The youngster is set to make his debut at the Brentwood Centre on 3rd December on MTK London’s show and tickets can be bought through Lewis’ social media (@LewSmith94).

Photo credit: Lewis Smith Twitter

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