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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 me to win so I am flying over there and just looking forward to the experience.

“He has stopped most of his opponents, but it doesn’t worry me and I am going over to take the belt from him and give Blackpool another champion.

“It is going to be a great fight and this is a chance I must take with both hands to get into the world title picture.”

Glowacki (17-0) said: “I expect a tough fight and I cannot see a quick fight.

“Askin is fast, but I feel I am much better. I have to box him and mix my combinations well.”

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Angry Darch labels lippy Lewison ‘Professor Klump’

Welsh heavyweight Dorian Darch fights for the first time outside his homeland when he tackles former amateur world number four Ian Lewison at Brentwood on December 8th.

The big men clash on Steve Goodwin’s huge ‘Earthquake in Essex’ bill.

A war of words has developed on Twitter with Lewison claiming he will knock out the undefeated Darch (6-0) in two rounds.

“I am fed up with Lewison shouting his mouth off. If Lewison knocks me out in two rounds I will never put a pair of wraps on again, let alone gloves,” said Darch.

“He is delusional. He certainly talks a good fight because from what I have seen he cannot fight one. He looks more like Professor Klump than a heavyweight boxer and my ’0′ will remain intact on December 8th. I will be bringing two coachloads of fans from Wales and there’s only one winner.”

Lewison has other ideas and for the first time will have Dereck Chisora’s trainer Don Charles in his corner. “Darch is going down in round two.”

The exciting Darch v Lewison clash is part of a 15 fight+ card promoted by Goodwin Promotions at Brentwood which features eight bouts where both boxers have winning records.

There will be five hours of live free to air boxing on Primetime from 6pm to 11pm.

Tickets can be bought at www.goodwinpromotions.co.uk or by calling 01525 851150.

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Prince Arron looking to be crowned again

Looking to repeat the success he had at Light Middleweight, Lancashire’s Prince Arron moves up to Middleweight with an appearance at Tommy Gilmour’s St Andrew Sporting club on Monday night were he takes on Telford’s Kieron Gray in an eight round contest

In a 25 fight career to date, Mondays fight sees Aaron first fight since he lost the coveted Lonsdale belt in a split decision last December to the current British Light Middleweight champion Brian Rose, who has since went on to defend the title twice with wins over Max Maxwell and Kris Karslaw.

Before holding the title, In February 2010 the 24 year old competed in the first ‘Light Middleweight’ Prizefighter tournament, were he outclassed Brett Flournoy in the final by a unanimous decision, to lift the now famous silver Prizefighter trophy.

With a proven track record at light middleweight, Manager Tommy Gilmour thinks he could easily be in the title mix at Middleweight “At Light Middleweight Prince Arron was a tough operator. He was a prizefighter and British champion, which is not something a lot of fighters can say they have achieved, and he lost his belt to a good fighter in Brian Rose “

He adds “This is the first time we have had Arron in the Sporting Club, and speaking to some of the regulars they are looking forward to seeing him compete. I am hoping that we can use this to kick start a run which we hope will see him fight for the British title at middleweight, I could see him mixing with the likes of Kerry Hope and Billy Joe Saunders over the next year”

Aberdeen based Pole Marek Laskowski adds a bit of international flair as he makes his pro debut against the tough Jason Nesbitt of Birmingham in a six round Light Welterweight contest, while Stirling’s George Thomson also makes his debut in a six round contest against Aaron Fox.

“On the shows we normally have just the one debutant, so with the fact that both Marek and George are both making there debut on the same show, I am sure there will be a bit of competition between the two for the best performance on the night” said Tommy Gilmour