Matty Askin ready to “rip off the jaw” of Craig Kennedy in Title fight

Jake Hartley-Moore, Reporter

Having Upset the odds at the end of last year with a victory against Tommy McCarthy. Matty Askin is looking to go one step better when he faces the undefeated Craig Kennedy for the Vacant British Cruiserweight title.

A tough test already for Askin, was made even tougher when he suffered ligament damage to his hand just weeks before the original scheduling of the fight for on March 11.

But now the Blackpool fighter is hungrier than ever to show of his stripes as “the assassin” when he faces of with Kennedy on the 26 May.

Speaking about his recovery from his ligament damage Askin stated “ It was just overdoing it in training and in Sparring”, “I had my rest and now it feels stronger than ever.”

Both fighters will be going into the fight on the back of a victory. As Askin caused a major upset in a points decision win against Tommy McCarthy in the final eliminator for the Cruiserweight title bout.

                    Askin Celebrating his win over McCarthy

Speaking about being seen as the underdog for his fights Askin suggested that “people will put me down as the underdog because I haven’t performed as well in recent fights.” “But Kennedy is nowhere near in my league and that will show on fight night.”

Craig Kennedy is also coming off the back of a victory against Arturs Kulikauskis in London and is very much regarded as the favorite in what is all set to be a clash of two British Titans.

                   Undefeated Kennedy will prove a challenge for the Blackpool fighter

The Stats

  • “The Assasin” has 13 Knockouts to his name whilst in comparison to Kennedy he has only the eight Knockouts
  • 50% of Kennedy 16 wins have been in the shape of a KO
  • All 3 of Askin’s defeats have all been for a title

“Cannot wait to rip off his jaw”

The Blackpool fighter is most definitely full of confidence going into this fight with him reflecting on his training in Poland recently with him saying

“I have trained with World class sparring opponents over their that are on another level.”

“ He’s just nowhere near in the same league as me, I know people think he is but he’s not.” Askin claimed

“I cannot wait to disappoint the 9000 Welsh supporters supporting him.”

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


Skip to toolbar