Matthew Tinker ensured his fans still have a lot to be thankful for, as he continued his unbeaten start to pro life on Boston Boxing’s Thanksgiving Eve card in the early hours of this morning.
The former National Elite finalist navigated a sizable step up with relative ease to make it five from five since turning over 12 months ago.
Tinker didn’t manage to get the stoppage this time out and was taken the distance for the first time at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center in Windham, New Hampshire.
Opponent former UFC fighter Leandro Silva proved extremely durable and had spells in the fight, but was ultimately white washed by the technically superior former St Francis amateur.
Tinker won the fight 60-54 on all three judges scorecards.
The Scarborough born New York based former Joe Ward amateur rival started well and in the opening few rounds used feints, footwork and skills to push the veteran of 30 MMA fights on the back foot.
Silva’s combat experience was obvious, but he was being taught some boxing lessons by the active light heavy.
As the fight progressed, Tinker did look to get his opponent out of there, but credit to the Brazilian he showed real resilience to last the six and make the final bell.
The points win see’s Tinker improve to 5-0 while Silva slips to 2-4-0.