Matty Askin

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Matty Askin
Real nameMatthew Askin
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Reach195 cm (77 in)
NationalityEnglish England
Born (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 30)
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins by KO15
No contests0

Matty Askin (born 24 December 1988 in Barnsley) is an English cruiserweight boxer. In May 2017 he won the British cruiserweight title. He is currently trained by former British and WBU world welterweight champion, Michael Jennings.

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]

23 Wins (15 knockouts, 8 decisions), 4 Losses, 1 Draws[4]
Result Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 23-4-1 United Kingdom Lawrence Okolie UD 12 2018-09-22 United Kingdom Wembley Stadium, London, England Lost British cruiserweight title;
For WBA Continental (Europe) cruiserweight title
Win 23-3-1 United Kingdom Stephen Simmons TKO 2 (12) 2018-03-17 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Defend BBBofC British Cruiserweight title.
Win 22-3-1 United Kingdom Craig Kennedy TKO 6 (12), 2:13 2017-05-26 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales Won BBBofC British Cruiserweight title.
Win 20-3-1 United Kingdom Simon Barclay TKO 2 (10), 1:18 2016-03-12 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside Retained BBBofC English Cruiserweight title.
Win 19-3-1 Czech Republic Jiri Svacina RTD 5 (8), 3:00 2015-12-12 United Kingdom Winter Gardens, Blackpool, Lancashire
Draw 18-3-1 United Kingdom Lawrence Bennett TD 1 (10) 2015-10-17 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London Retained BBBofC English Cruiserweight title.
Win 18-3-0 Hungary Tamas Bajzath TKO 2 (6), 2:45 2015-07-25 United Kingdom Ellesmere Sports Village, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Loss 17-3-0 United Kingdom Ovill McKenzie MD 12 2015-03-27 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, London For BBBofC British Cruiserweight title.


  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
  4. ^ Professional boxing record for Matty Askin from BoxRec

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