Askin re-match date set for February

Askin - February re-match date
Askin - February re-match date
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The re-match between Matty Askin and Lawrence Bennett for the English cruiserweight title has been set for Liverpool on February 13

The contest will feature on the undercard of the bill at the Echo Arena in the city, which is topped by the WBO world lightweight showdown between Terry Flanagan and Derry Mathews.

The first bout between champion Askin and Bennett at York Hall, Bethnal Green in October ended in a furore.

Both boxers fell out of the ring in the first round, Bennett then appearing to shove Askin further down on to the ringside floor.

The contest was halted with Askin unable to continue because of rib and back injuries and it was declared a technical draw.

Askin, 27, from St Annes, will be looking to do a conclusive job on Swindon boxer Bennett second time around and move on towards another shot at the British and Commonwealth titles in 2016.