Matty Askin

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Matty Askin
Statistics
Real nameMatthew Askin
Nickname(s)Assassin
Weight(s)Cruiserweight
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Reach77 in (196 cm)
NationalityBritish
Born (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 31)
Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins23
Wins by KO15
Losses4
Draws1

Matthew Askin (born 24 December 1988) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 2008 to 2018. He held the British cruiserweight title from 2017 to 2018 and challenged once for the Commonwealth cruiserweight title in 2015.

Amateur career[edit]

Askin boxed for the Pool of Life Amateur Boxing Club and was crowned the 2008 Senior ABA champion at cruiserweight.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Askin turned professional in November 2008 after signing with promoter Steve Wood and defeated Paul Bonson at The Tower Ballroom in Blackpool.

In January 2009 he signed with promoter Ricky Hatton and has since taken his record to 11 wins without defeat.

During 2011 Sky Sports short listed Askin as a prospect to watch in 2011.[2]

In March 2011 he won his first title as a professional by knocking out Neil Dawson in six rounds in Wigan. Askin is the former undefeated Central Area Cruiserweight Champion.

In November 2012 Askin has lost by KO to current WBO Cruiserweight champion Krzysztof Glowacki.

Askin is due to defend his English Cruiserweight title against Londoner Menay Edwards before February 2014.

On 26 May 2017, Askin stopped Craig Kennedy in the sixth round to become British cruiserweight champion.[3]

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
28 fights 23 wins 4 losses
By knockout 15 1
By decision 8 3
Draws 1
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
28 Loss 23–4–1 United Kingdom Lawrence Okolie UD 12 22 Sep 2018 United Kingdom Wembley Stadium, London, England Lost British cruiserweight title
27 Win 23–3–1 United Kingdom Stephen Simmons TKO 2 (12), 1:53 17 Mar 2018 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Retained British cruiserweight title
26 Win 22–3–1 United Kingdom Craig Kennedy TKO 6 (12), 2:13 26 May 2017 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales Won British cruiserweight title
25 Win 21–3–1 United Kingdom Tommy McCarthy UD 12 19 Nov 2016 United Kingdom Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, England
24 Win 20–3–1 United Kingdom Simon Barclay TKO 2 (10), 1:18 12 Mar 2016 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Retained English cruiserweight title
23 Win 19–3–1 Czech Republic Jiri Svacina RTD 5 (8), 3:00 12 Dec 2015 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England
22 Draw 18–3–1 United Kingdom Lawrence Bennett TD 1 (10) 17 Oct 2015 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England Retained English cruiserweight title;
Fight stopped when Askin suffered back injury after both boxers fell out of ring
21 Win 18–3 Hungary Tamas Bajzath TKO 2 (6), 2:45 25 Jul 2015 United Kingdom Ellesmere Sports Village, Ellesmere Port, England
20 Loss 17–3 United Kingdom Ovill McKenzie MD 12 27 Mar 2015 United Kingdom York Hall, London, England For British and Commonwealth cruiserweight titles
19 Win 17–2 United Kingdom Menay Edwards TKO 9 (10), 2:06 29 Mar 2014 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England Retained English cruiserweight title
18 Win 16–2 Bulgaria Tayar Mehmed PTS 6 14 Dec 2013 United Kingdom Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England
17 Win 15–2 United Kingdom China Clarke UD 10 20 Apr 2013 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England Won English cruiserweight title
16 Loss 14–2 Poland Krzysztof Glowacki KO 11 (12), 1:16 17 Nov 2013 Poland Hilton Warsaw Hotel, Warsaw, Poland For WBO Inter-Continental cruiserweight title
15 Win 14–1 United Kingdom Paul Morris PTS 4 5 Oct 2012 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, England
14 Loss 13–1 United Kingdom Jon-Lewis Dickinson UD 10 21 Apr 2012 United Kingdom Oldham Sports Centre, Oldham, England For vacant English cruiserweight title
13 Win 13–0 Hungary Attilo Palko TKO 2 (6), 1:59 4 Feb 2012 United Kingdom De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, England
12 Win 12–0 Czech Republic Roman Kracik TKO 3 (10), 2:11 12 Nov 2011 United Kingdom Oldham Sports Centre, Oldham, England
11 Win 11–0 Argentina Juan Manuel Garay TKO 4 (8), 2:10 19 Aug 2011 United Kingdom Tower Circus, Blackpool, England
10 Win 10–0 United Kingdom Neil Dawson TKO 6 (10), 2:48 26 Mar 2011 United Kingdom Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England Won vacant British Central Area cruiserweight title
9 Win 9–0 Netherlands Mitchell Balker TKO 3 (6), 3:00 26 Nov 2010 United Kingdom De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, England
8 Win 8–0 United Kingdom John Anthony PTS 6 2 Oct 2010 United Kingdom De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, England
7 Win 7–0 United Kingdom Lee Kellett TKO 1 (4), 2:56 16 Jul 2010 United Kingdom Bolton Arena, Bolton, England
6 Win 6–0 United Kingdom Mathew Ellis KO 1 (6), 1:50 16 Apr 2010 United Kingdom Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England
5 Win 5–0 Zimbabwe Hastings Rasani PTS 6 15 Jan 2010 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England
4 Win 4–0 United Kingdom Bobby Scott TKO 2 (4), 0:49 27 Nov 2009 United Kingdom Robin Park Centre, Wigan, England
3 Win 3–0 United Kingdom Mark Nilsen TKO 4 (6), 3:00 11 Jul 2009 United Kingdom Leisure Centre, Altrincham, England
2 Win 2–0 United Kingdom Nick Okoh PTS 4 24 Jan 2009 United Kingdom Tower Circus, Blackpool, England
1 Win 1–0 United Kingdom Paul Bonson PTS 4 22 Nov 2008 United Kingdom Tower Circus, Blackpool, England

References[edit]

  1. ^ BoxRec. "ABA CHAMPIONS". record.
  2. ^ Sky Sports. "Our 11 to watch in 2011". record.
  3. ^ Simpson, Steve (2017) "Askin wins British cruiserweight title with sixth round KO", Blackpool Gazette, 26 May 2017. Retrieved 27 May 2017

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