Date of Birth: 20/7/98
From: Douglas, Isle of Man
Height: 5ft 10in
MATTHEW RENNIE is one of the few professional sportsman to emerge from the Isle of Man in recent years.
‘Magic’ Matthew turned pro in November 2018 when he beat Gary McGuire on points, before his only blip next time out drawing against decent Ben Fields.
He kicked on from that minor setback and in four subsequent fights outpointed MJ Hall, Naheem Chaudhry, Des Newton and Josue Bendana, in March 2020.
Following an 18 month layoff caused by the pandemic, Rennie returned in September 2021 and stepped up to six rounds, beating Carl Turney on points, flooring his rival in round one.
Rennie was a finalist in the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, defeating Ropati Potoa Hall and Kieran McMaster before being defeated on points by Ireland’s Aidan Walsh in the final.
The Manx boxer who has moved to Liverpool for training has also worked with the England and GB amateur squads.