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I’ll End McKenzie’s Knockout Run Says Askin

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. Askin, the current English champion, challenges dynamite-punching McKenzie for his British and Commonwealth titles on the title-stacked show, headlined by Paul Butler’s record breaking challenge for the IBF World Super-Flyweight title against [...]

Matty Askin Signs With Queensberry Promotions

Reigning English Cruiserweight Champion Matty Askin has signed a promotional deal with Queensberry Promotions. The big-hitting Blackpool star, ranked number five in Britain, aims to move quickly towards British and Commonwealth titles now that he is under top promoter Frank Warren and is confident he can claim the belts currently held by Ovill McKenzie. Askin, 25, who is currently sparring sparring [...]

Matty Askin targets British title shot

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. British champion Jon Lewis Dickinson won the Lonsdale belt outright on the same night by halting common [...]

Matty Askin Confident Ahead Of Edwards Clash

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. The pair collide for Askin's English cruiserweight title at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Saturday March 29 and the champion says rounds shared in training with Liverpool's Tony Bellew have increased his confidence immensely. Bellew [...]

Matty Askin vs Menay Edwards on March 29

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. Askin, 16 - 2 (9 KOs), [...]

Matty Askin: Mick Jennings is the man to get me to the top

MATTY ASKIN believes new trainer Michael Jennings is the man to take him to the top. The Blackpool puncher recently linked up with the former British and WBU welterweight champion at his gym in Chorley and already he feels he's learnt things which will stand him in good stead for the future. Askin, who is the reigning English cruiserweight champion, will have his first fight under Jennings' stewardship [...]

Matty Askin: “BoxNation deal puts me closer to a Dickinson rematch”

MATTY ASKIN believes Hatton Promotion's deal with specialist broadcaster BoxNation puts him closer to a return with British cruiserweight champion Jon-Lewis Dickinson. The Blackpool ace lost a ten round decision to Dickinson in an English title clash last year, but is confident it'd be a different story if they met again. Dickinson, who only needs one more successful defence to win [...]

Matty Askin gunning for Dickinson return

MATTY ASKIN believes he is on collision course with British cruiserweight champion Jon-Lewis Dickinson after he won the English title by beating China Clarke on Saturday night. The Blackpool ace took a while to get warmed up in front of his home support at the Winter Gardens before finding his range, dropping Clarke in the seventh and collecting a wide unanimous decision. It was a victory that [...]

MATTY ASKIN wants to win a British title in memory of his late grandfather

The 24-year-old boxes for the English crown against Leeds' China Clarke at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool this Saturday night. The victor has been ordered by the British Boxing Board of Control to defend against unbeaten Walsall man Chris Keane, but Askin believes it's only a matter of time before he gets a shot at the Lonsdale belt and he's got more determination than ever. His grandfather, Terry [...]

Matty Askin: I will retire if I cant conquer China

MATTY ASKIN believes the outcome of his clash with English cruiserweight champion China Clarke will make or break his career. The pair meet at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool on April 20, and Askin says he cannot afford to lose. 12 months ago the 24-year-old was riding high and many expected him to go on to big things in the 14st 4lbs division, but defeats to Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Krzysztof [...]

UK Boxing: Matty Askin; Dorian Darch; Prince Arron

MATTY ASKIN insists he shouldn't be written off ahead of his big fight in Poland this weekend. The Blackpool star (14-1) faces a daunting task when he challenges Krzysztof Glowacki for the IBO intercontinental cruiserweight crown in Warsaw on Saturday night. Askin said: "I am not bothered by having to travel overseas and there is less pressure than fighting at home. "Few people are expecting [...]