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UK Boxing: Matty Askin; Daniel Sassou; Kris Carlsaw

HATTON Promotions prospect Matty Askin is determined he won’t come unstuck in his battle against fellow unbeaten fighter Mitchell Balker. Their cruiserweight battle takes place on Hatton Promotions triple title bill at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Friday November 26. Blackpool’s former ABA champion is unbeaten in eight fights, while his Dutch rival has won all three contests. Askin said: “If I just keep producing the goods and keep going I will be able to come through this test..

Askin was taken the distance in his last fight by John Anthony following one round blowouts of Matthew Ellis and Lee Kellett.

And veteran trainer Brian Hughes will demand he keeps his discipline against Balker following the ill-tempered clash Anthony clash.

Askin added: “I have got to make sure I don’t get in that predicament again and there was stuff to work on after that fight.

“Brian is never impressed at that sort of thing, but I was just frustrated with myself and my opponent didn’t want to open up.

“I learn from it and Anthony gave me six rounds where I had to think about things after I had been blowing people over.”

Suriname born Balker, 26 turned professional in September 2009, and last fought in May when he stopped Hassan El Mourabet in three rounds.

Heading the impressive Bolton card which will be televised by Sky Sports is Matthew Hatton’s second European welterweight championship defence, against undefeated Swiss fighter Roberto Belge.

Commonwealth middleweight champion Martin Murray aims to become a double champion when he tees off with Brazil’s former world title challenger Carlos Nascimento for the vacant WBA international crown

On the same bill, Bury’s impressive WBA international champion Scott Quigg will be bidding for his 21st consecutive win, but faces good Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassou – his toughest opponent to date.

The rest of the undercard features some of Hatton Promotions talented prospects including Beijing Olympian Joe Murray, heavyweight giant Richard Towers, Adam Etches and Tasif Khan.

Hatton Promotions latest talent stacked show is certain to sell-out but you can get your tickets £75 (Ringside), £50 and £30 from 0161 775 7500, www.ticketline.co.uk. There is limited number of corporate packages – price on request.


Dutch Cruiser Mitchell Balker To Face Matty Askin On Hatton Title Show

Unbeaten Dutch Cruiserweight Mitchell Balker is set to face Blackpool’s Matty ‘Assassin’ Askin on the undercard of Matthew Hatton’s European Welterweight defense at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton on Friday the 26th November.

Mitchell, who recently relocated from Amsterdam to London where he is now managed by Johnny Eames and trained by Derek Grainger at their famous Canning Town fight factory The Ultrachem TKO Gym, is set for a tough British debut as his opponent, Matty Askin, is ranked number eight in Great Britain by BoxRec.com and has a perfect 8-0 record with four of his wins coming by way of knockout.

“He’s a tough fighter” Mitchell said shortly after the fight was confirmed, “But he’s not fought someone like me.”

Mitchell’s manager Johnny Eames added “When you look at the fight on paper it looks a big ask for Mitchell as the guys number eight in Britain, but he’s fought eight nobodies.

Obviously Mitchell realises that he’s a foreigner in Britain and he has to take fights like these to earn a crust. Which he’s willingly accepted, he’s not shied away from the fight.

Obviously the other kid’s the favourite, 8-0, but I don’t believe he’s fought anyone like Mitchell. He’s never been put under the sort of pressure Mitchell’ll put him under, he’s never been hit by the sort of power Mitchell has.

As far as I am concerned Mitchell could be a very, very good fighter but until we see him in the ring and fight we’ll leave our judgement until then.

You can rest assured Askin, one way or another, will know he’s been in a fight.”

Mitchell Balker versus Matty ‘Assassin’ Askin will be on the undercard of Matthew Hatton’s European Welterweight Title defense against Switzerland’s Roberto Belge on Friday 26th November at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium


SASSOU HAS QUIGG SUSSED

DANIEL KODJO SASSOU believes he will shatter Scott Quigg’s world title hopes next week.

The Frenchman will challenge for unbeaten Quigg’s WBA international super-bantamweight crown on Hatton Promotions triple title bonanza at Bolton’s Reebok Stadium on Friday November 26.

Defeat is unthinkable for the Bury star who is one of British boxing’s hottest young talents

Sassou, 30, has won his last eight fights, but has been avoided by the 122lb division’s best since defeating Arsen Martirosyan in July 2009

Togo born Sassou warned: “I don’t know much about Quigg although I have seen a few of his fights on the internet.

“From what I have seen I will be leading from the very first round, until the last and winning clearly, even though it is difficult abroad.

“It has been frustrating not to be getting fights, but this contest is the perfect chance to show what I am about and win a title.

“Thank God, I have a job away from boxing because it is impossible to live off boxing unless you are a major champion, especially when you are not attached to a major promoter.

“There haven’t been any opportunities for me, but Hatton Promotions have offered one and I will take it even though it means beating their big hope.”

Heading the impressive Bolton card which will be televised by Sky Sports is Matthew Hatton’s second European welterweight championship defence, against undefeated Swiss fighter Roberto Belge.

Commonwealth middleweight champion Martin Murray aims to become a double champion when he tees off with Brazil’s former world title challenger Carlos Nascimento for the vacant WBA international crown

The rest of the undercard features some of Hatton Promotions talented prospects including Beijing Olympian Joe Murray, Matty Askin, heavyweight giant Richard Towers, Adam Etches and Tasif Khan.

Hatton Promotions latest talent stacked show is certain to sell-out but you can get your tickets £75 (Ringside), £50 and £30 from 0161 775 7500, www.ticketline.co.uk. There is limited number of corporate packages – price on request.


A Treat for the Fans at Scotstoun

Promoter Chris Gilmour today announced 2 further contests for his Tournament at Scotstoun Sports Campus on Saturday 27th November 2010.

Top Cuban Light-Heavyweight Luis Garcia who is undeafeated in 11 contests, 9 by KO, and is No 14 in the World rankings, boxes WBO Inter-Continental Champion Serhiy Demchenko who has won 13 of 16 with 10 Kos, in what should be an explosive encounter.

Gilmour says “ this is the biggest Contest I have featured on any of my Promotions so far with 2 World Prospects. These are they type of matches people like to see and is a great addition to the bill.”

Also featured is London prospect Chris “The Flash” Evangelou against tough Pole Arek Malek. Malek is well know in Scotland having boxed Barry Morrison and Lee McAllister. This is Evangelous first Contest outside London and certainly his toughest Contest so far.

These 2 Contests are in support of The British Masters Light-Middleweight Championship between Paisely’s Kris Carlsaw and Leith Born Terry Carruthers.

Promoter Gilmours says “This whole event is a treat for fight fans with 9 Contests at prices of £30 and £40.”

Tickets are on sale and are priced at £40 (reserved seating) and £30 (unreserved seating) and are available on 0141 810 5700 and all the boxers on the bill.

Article posted on 16.11.2010



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