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McKenzie retains titles

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

Results From York Hall: McKenzie Defeats Askin; Calls Out Marco Huck

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

Matty Askin: Delayed but not distracted

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

Askin feeling great ahead of title shot

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.

Speaking to FKSports, Askin confirmed everything was on track ahead of the biggest fight of his career. Continue reading

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. Continue reading