Hatton Promotions fast rising cruiserweight Matty Askin faces Neil Dawson for the vacant Central Area cruiserweight title next week in a South Yorkshire derby being settled in Lancashire.
The ten rounder between the unbeaten pair will be staged on the undercard of Denton Vassell’s Commonwealth welterweight title defence against Bethuel Ushona at Wigan’s Robin Park Arena on Saturday March 26.
Although Askin is billed out of Blackpool he comes from Barnsley, while Dawson comes from 14 miles down the M1 in Rotherham.
Both men are also unbeaten in nine fights and while the winner can look forward to a British title eliminator, the loser faces a rebuilding job.
Askin, 22, predicted: “One of us will lose our unbeaten record and it won’t be me.”
Dawson, 30, returned after a five-and-a-half year layoff last month and shook off the rust forcing Mark Lewis to quit after two rounds.
He said: “I look at the ratings and I feel confident that I can beat any of the big name fighters in the cruiserweight division. I am still young compared to a lot of fighters in the division and I am maturing later.”
Other action packed clashes feature Tom Doran Adam Little, Rhys Roberts. Jez Wilson, Jazza Dickinson and Tom Shaw
Tickets for this big night of title action are available £30, £55 (Ringside) and £75 VIP Ringside, www.brandhatton.com /0844 847 2500/0161 775 7500.
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