Turba adds power to the Tower

Promo. pic for forthcoming boxing event at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool. Boxers (from left) John Davidson, Brian Rose, Mathew Ellis, Richard Turba and Jeff Thomas.
Promo. pic for forthcoming boxing event at the Hilton Hotel, Blackpool. Boxers (from left) John Davidson, Brian Rose, Mathew Ellis, Richard Turba and Jeff Thomas.
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BLACKPOOL cruiserweight Richard Turba has been added to the professional boxing bill at The Tower on August 19.

And the man he faces is a victim of another Blackpool cruiser, Matty Askin.

Turba (right) will take on Surinam-based Mitchell Balker, who was beaten by Askin at the Reebok Arena in Bolton last year.

Dutch-born Balker gave Askin early problems before the South Shore fighter dispatched him in the third round.

Askin also features on the August 19 promotion against an opponent yet to be announced.

And he reckons that after this hometown contest he will be ready to challenge Rob Norton for the British title.

Askin, 22, has won all ten professional fights and said: “I seriously think that I can challenge Robert Norton in the next nine to 12 months and that I will beat him.

“I have changed gyms and feel so good I believe I could beat him now if we met. But first I have a serious test in Blackpool.

“The more fights I get and the more rounds under my belt the better.

“Norton is a seasoned pro but I have the tools to beat him.”

In the bill topper, Matthew Hatton faces unbeaten Belarusian Andre Abramenka for the the vacant IBF inter-continental title.

Other prospects on the bill include welterweight hopeful Adam Little from Kirkham

The show, promoted by Robert Waterman, will be televised live by Eurosport and tickets are available priced £35, £55 and £75 via 01925 755222 and www.ticket line.co.uk.