Bennett confident of beating Askin

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We catch up with Swindon boxer Lawrence Bennett ahead of his English title fight with Matty Askin at York Hall on October 17th.

Bennett told Your Sport Swindon the fight against the former British and Commonwealth challenger could be the defining moment of his career.

The Swindon cruiserweight was also in confident mood, claiming “the best Lawrence Bennett beats Matty Askin”.

Bennett, who turned 33 on the day of our interview, firmly believes he can mix it with the best at English and British title level, saying: “I think I am above English level and I am minimum British level.”

Askin comes into the clash against Bennett with 18 wins and three defeats to his name while the Swindon boxer has lost just once in eight fights.

Bennett has respect for Askin calling him a “live opponent” but the Swindon boxer has also promised to “cause him all sorts of problems” once that first bell rings.

On paper Askin comes into the fight as the favourite having previously mixed it with the likes of Ovill MacKenzie, for the British and Commonwealth titles..

But Bennett is relishing being the “underdog” and is excited about proving his remaining critics wrong once again.

Click on the video above to watch part one of this interview with Bennett.