Matty feels miles better

Pictures Martin Bostock'Preparing for a major boxing event at Blackpool Tower on August the 19th are L-R Adam Little, Matty Askin, Ricky Hatton, Matthew Hatton, Tom Scott, Rik Turba,

Pictures Martin Bostock'Preparing for a major boxing event at Blackpool Tower on August the 19th are L-R Adam Little, Matty Askin, Ricky Hatton, Matthew Hatton, Tom Scott, Rik Turba,

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MATTY Askin is spending more than three hours a day in his car but he reckons Friday’s big Blackpool fight night is worth going the extra mile for.

Blackpool cruiserweight Askin meets rugged Argentinian Juan Manuel Garay at the Tower Circus later this week.

Every day the 22-year-old travels from his South Shore base to Hyde, where he trains at Hatton Health and Fitness.

Askin has won all ten professional fights and hopes to show what he is learning fast under trainer Bob Shannon.

The pair linked up earlier this year and Shannon’s expertise paid off as Askin stopped Neil Dawson to claim the Central Area crown in March.

Askin says: “I leave the house at 2pm every day for Hyde. The driving is a pain but it is worth every sacrifice because I am learning so much.

“Since I joined Bob my body shape has completely changed. I am feeling a million times better and the Garay fight will show it.”

In the bill-topper Matthew Hatton meets unbeaten Belarussian Andrei Abramenka for the vacant IBF intercontinental welterweight crown over 12 rounds.

Fylde coast fighters Rik Turba, Adam Little and Tom Scott are also on the bill.

The show is promoted by Robert Waterman and will be televised live on Eurosport.

Tickets are available priced £35, £55 and £75 VIP via 01925 755222 or www.ticketline.co.uk