Ashley Cain reveals gruelling six-week training regime for boxing debut and gives Deji vs Alex Wassabi fight prediction

FORMER footballer and reality star Ashley Cain has detailed his exhausting training regime in preparation for his boxing debut.

Cain is set to fight eight times to honour the life of his eight-month old daughter Azaylia, who tragically passed away in April last year.


He launched The Azaylia Foundation to commemorate his daughter's life, which offers support to UK-based children fighting cancer.

The charity is acting as a benefactor at the UK vs USA influencer card this Saturday at the SSE Arena.

Cain himself will make his boxing debut at the event against US content creator Andreas Eskander, with KSI's brother 'Deji' also in action.

His fight against Eskander is the first of the eight in memory of Azaylia.

And Cain has opened up on his intense training regime for the fight this Saturday that includes a combination of running, swimming, boxing AND gym work.

He told SPORTbible: "Every day is slightly different. One thing I make sure I do is I run five-to-six days a week.

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"I swim four days a week, I box three days a week, I do my strength and conditioning two days a week."

He added on a typical day he would: "Wake up, I’ll go swimming and I’ll probably swim 500 metres. I’ll have a stretch and recovery session, then I’ll do my strength and conditioning.

"Then I’ll get back, have some food then I’ll do my boxing, then I’ll get back from that, have some food, then I’ll do a ten-mile run that night. So, it’s non-stop."

Cain continued: "I don’t have a rest day because I have to get up at 5.30am because I have commitments to do with the foundation… I have to work on that, I have to work on my personal projects in the midst of that as well.

"I don’t really go to bed until 12/one o’clock at night, so if I get a solid five-hour sleep, that’s a good night for me."

DEJI PREDICTION

Cain also offered his thoughts on Deji's clash with American YouTuber Alex Wassabi – real name Alex Burris.

Internet personality Deji lost a white collar exhibition bout to Jake Paul in 2018, the now 5-0 unbeaten professional boxer.

Deji was last in the ring in June 2021 in a similar celebrity bout, losing to TikToker Vinnie Hacker.

But Cain is backing him to come out on top this time around.

When asked for who would win the fight, he said: "I’m going with my boy from Team UK, Deji.

"It’s about time, it’s his time now to prove himself, it’s his time to pick up that ‘W’ and it’s his time to do it for team UK."

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