Ovill McKenzie retained his British and Commonwealth cruiserweight titles with a majority point’s decision over Matty Askin this evening at the York Hall, Bethnal Green.
‘The Upsetter’ defied the odds once more to come on strong from the 6th round to turn the tide on the challenger who had built up a substantial lead through the first 5 sessions – certainly in my opinion at least.
Askin started the better, controlling the 1st round with sharp movement to keep the stalking McKenzie off balance, popping a stiff left jab catching his static looking foe. Continue reading
Frank Warren presents Championship Boxing from the home of London boxing, The York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, headlined by Ovill McKenzie’s British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight title defence against Matty Askin, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
OVILL McKENZIE WPTS12 MATTY ASKIN (Majority decision: 113-114 (Askin), 116-119 (McKenzie), 115-111 (McKenzie)
Ovill McKenzie retained his British and Commonwealth belts in a gruelling battle with younger rival Matty Askin by majority decision. Both men had points deducted, Ovill in round five for hitting behind the head, and Askin in round seven and eight for holding. Despite a lot of holding in the fight, both men unloaded big shots on each other, but in a dramatic tenth round it looked like Ovill was about to stop Askin after hurting him with a big right hand, but couldn’t land the finishing blow. Askin fought back and lasted the final two rounds to hear the bell. McKenzie said, “It was a very tough fight and Askin really pushed me to the end. I want the world title fight next to complete my career, WBO Champion Marco Huck is the man that I want.” Continue reading
When Matty Askin, 17-2 (10KO’s), was told his eagerly anticipated tilt at Ovill McKenzie’s, 23-12 (12KO’s), British and Commonwealth cruiserweight titles was to be rescheduled, he could be forgiven for thinking it was some sort of joke.
Unfortunately for the 26-year old, his friend and trainer Michael Jennings was deadly serious when – three days before fight night – he informed him that the fight was to be rescheduled for the third time with a revised date and venue yet to be confirmed.
Thankfully the bout was saved and will now take place within the iconic York Hall, Bethnal Green on Friday 27th March at the fourth time of asking. Continue reading
Matty Askin, 17-2 (10KO’s), is in confident mood ahead of his British and Commonwealth cruiserweight title shot against Ovill McKenzie, 23-12 (12KO’s), on 14th March.
The 26-year-old will top the bill on a lively Frank Warren promoted show in Widnes, including former World champion Enzo Maccarinelli and the exciting Ryan Farrag among others.
British and Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion Ovill McKenzie and challenger Matty Askin are both promising knockouts when they clash at the Kingsway Leisure Centre in Widnes on Saturday 14th March. Continue reading
Blackpool cruiserweight star Matty Askin has promised to end Ovill McKenzie’s KO run when they clash at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 25th October. Continue reading
Reigning English Cruiserweight Champion Matty Askin has signed a promotional deal with Queensberry Promotions.
BLACKPOOL cruiserweight Matty Askin believes he should be next in line for a shot at the British title.
The 25-year-old retained his English title with a blistering display against Menay Edwards on Saturday night and feels it was a performance that should earn him mandatory status. Continue reading
MATTY “THE ASSASSIN” ASKIN believes the quality of the people he’s sparred will give him a huge advantage over Crayford’s Menay Edwards later this month. Continue reading
MATTY ASKIN will make the first defence of his English cruiserweight title against mandatory challenger Menay Edwards at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on March 29.
The hard punching 25-year-old won the crown at the same venue last April by outpointing Leeds’ awkward China Clarke and will be looking to put on a solid display before turning his attention to the British title. Continue reading