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Askin feels experience will decide McCarthy bout – predicts KO win

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Matty Askin [20(13)-3(1)] has predicted a knockout win when he faces Tommy McCarthy in a British cruiserweight title eliminator next month.

The two face off at the Bolton Whites Hotel on October 22nd, and English champion Askin feels that “experience will be a big factor” that will see him emerge victorious over Belfast’s McCarthy [9(5)-0].

27 year old Askin spoke to VIPBoxing and predicted a victory, and revealed that he believes McCarthy is “not going to be sharp enough, or busy enough, to keep up with me, I think that will be a massive factor.”

“I think he’ll get knocked out.”

The Blackpool-based fighter also somewhat dismissed the punching power of McCarthy, reasoning how he has not stopped any of his last four opponents. Askins mused how “now that he’s moved up [in class] he’s not stopping as many.”

Watch Matty Askin’s interview with VIP Boxing in full below:

McCarthy did not take too kindly to the interview, and tweeted the following:

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie