Ushona 29, has a record of 23 fights, no losses with 8 wins by KO and is a fighter well known to Vassell’s trainer Shannon. The Manchester trainer who calls Ushona by his nickname ‘Tyson’ – as faced him before. It was 5 years ago when Shannon took his charge of the time, Glossop based Ali Nuumbembe himself a Namibian by birth over to his homeland to contest the country’s vacant welterweight title, losing on a split decision to Ushona.
|Vassell and Ushona weigh in|
|Matty Askins (left) and Neil Dawson weigh in|
In the chief supporting bout Blackpool’s unbeaten Matty Askin takes on another unbeaten fighter in Neil Dawson.
Both boxers have won their first nine professional contests and the winner at Robin Park will collect the vacant Central Area title. Askin speaking at the press conference said that he is determined to step up to domestic title level now with a win.
“With this fight being over ten rounds, it gives people chance to see what I’m really made of against a good tough opponent.” Askins said.
Other action packed clashes feature Tom Doran, Adam Little, Rhys Roberts. Jez Wilson, Jazza Dickinson and Tom Shaw.
by Chris Maylett
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