Scott Askham Pulls Out Of ACB 87 After Suffering A Concussion
British middleweight Scott Askham has had to pull out of his bout with Ibragim Chuzhigaev at ACB 87 after suffering a concussion earlier this week.
Askham announced the news via his Facebook with the following statement:
“I have had to pull out my fight on ACB 87 in Nottingham. Sorry to everyone that was coming to support me, sorry to my opponent and sorry to ACB! I hate pulling out of fights and have fought through many of injury’s. I suffered a concussion earlier in the week and on doctors advise no training for 28 days. Brain injury’s are serious and I have a life after fighting. I will also acknowledge what the medical professionals say and listen.
“I will be back miles stronger from this! I feel great in my training and also my fights! This is the fight game it’s not pretty sometimes. Thank you everyone for the support. The 2018 goal is still the same!! KSW WORLD CHAMPION!! Thank you to everyone at ATT for looking after me and giving me advise, thanks to my management Heavy Duty Fight Management ,thanks to my wife and kids for being so supportive, thanks to my sponsor who always have my back (will tag at end), thank you ACB for this great opportunity again to show case my skills so close to home and last but far from least thank you to my fans!
“I will try to take positives out of every situation. Least I can rest up spend some quality time with my family and celebrate my daughters first birthday properly, Ivy’s birthday would have being the day I weighed in so now I can spend some quality time with her! Also I can celebrate being 30 in style. Thanks again everyone. Stay tuned.”
Askham was coming into the bout with real momentum having defeated former KSW middleweight champion Michal Materla at KSW 42 this year.
ACB 87 will be headlined by Kane Mousah taking on Robert Whiteford. The promotion are yet to announce whether Chuzhigaev will remain on the card.
From everyone here at MMANytt, get well soon Scott.