Matt Greco was given the biggest sports challenge known to man, when only days into his time on the big blue marble he was given his first Cleveland Browns jersey. To say that Matt had to learn how to take a few punches in his life would be an understatement. Matt’s love for boxing and mixed martial arts can be traced back to two life experiences. In June 1997, young Matt was a freshman in high school and rode his bike to his Uncle Jerry’s house for Evander Holyfield v Mike Tyson II. After sneaking a warm Molson or two from his Uncle’s garage, Matt witnessed his favorite fighter bite the ear off of his opponent during the fight. That same year nearly three months later, a rebellious Matt and his friends discovered something called UFC. There was a rumor that the local video store down the street had some videos of this brutal sport. Matt and his friends developed a plan to “borrow” a UFC video (VHS mind you) from the adult section of the video store. The heist was a success and a UFC fan was born. Since then, Matt has maintained a special appreciation for both sports and thought maybe, just maybe, one day he could give something back to the sports he enjoyed as a young man. Enter THEFIGHTVOICE.
Jerry Sherwin hails from Stockton, California, and then moved to a small ranch in Amador County when he was 13. After graduating from Amador High School, he traveled across the country to Syracuse University where he graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2007. Following his 4 years in Central New York, Jerry moved to sunny San Diego to attend law school at the University of San Diego, where attained his J.D. in 2010. It was through his law school friends that he met up with fellow Fight Voice Co-Founder Matt Greco. Matt can be credited with being the first person to expose Jerry to the fight scene and igniting his fandom of boxing and MMA.