Steve Goodwin is one of the countries foremost promoters and managers. Goodwin Boxing is arguably the face of the small hall boxing scene. Due to the pandemic, Steve Goodwin has not been able to promote any shows since March 2020 and as a result, hundreds of boxers under his management have been unable to box and therefore unable to make any money.
Boxing has received ZERO funding from the government in their scheme to help sports. Boxing fans have been extremely disappointed about this as the sport in an amateur and small-hall professional level has come to a standstill with only the big promoters who have television deals able to continue doing shows and only a small percentage of boxers able to earn a living.
Steve Goodwin Opens up on this, life in lockdown and much more in this exclusive interview.
Steve Goodwin: Exclusive Interview
How have you dealt with lockdown and covid situation in your day to day life?
How has the recent introduction of tier 4/National Lockdown changed things for you?
How was the new Christmas compared to previous years? Was it difficult to adjust?
What are your plans for new shows? How long do you think it will before the small hall scene can return?
Is it possible that you can do a show without fans? What would it take to come to fruition?
If you were only allowed a percentage of a venue or limitation to crowds how would you go about staging a show?
What is Happening with Deion Jumah, why did he pull out of the Billam Smith fight? When will we be able to see that fight rescheduled?
What are the plans for Linus Udofia going forward?
Can you tell us how you got into boxing?
What made you so influential in the sport?
Can you give me a little background on how you select fighters that you sign?
What are the key attributes they require? Ticket Selling Ability, skill level, potential etc
Have you ever had an offer to or attempted to televise your events?
Is this a way you can return with no crowds if the pandemic went on for another year?
Can you elaborate on your new partnership with Get Set Go Sport? What is the concept, what does it do? How can we find out more?
Fury vs Joshua, who wins and how?
Can you rank your pound for pound top fighters today? Who are your favourite to watch outside your own stable?
What is your message to everyone out there who needs some motivation and is struggling with the hard times?
Where can we follow you for more updates?
Thank you to Steve Goodwin, World in Sport and Goodwin Boxing for allowing me the opportunity to ask Steve some questions.
Interview Conducted By Darshan Desai
Chief Boxing Writer, World in Sport
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