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Bristol boxers weigh in ahead of tomorrow's fights

James DeGale ahead of WBC Silver Super Middleweight Credit: Nigel Turner

2008 Olympic boxing champion James DeGale gets top billing at Bristol's City Academy tomorrow evening, alongside local fighter and British bantamweight champion Lee Haskins.

DeGale will be defending his WBC Silver Middleweight title against unbeaten former IBO Youth Champion Gevorg Khatchikian. Haskins will fight Irishman Luke Wilton. Neither DeGale nor Haskins can afford to lose - they know victories could earn them both world titles fights next.

James DeGale weighed in at exactly 12 stone. His opponent from the Netherlands scaled 11st 9.5 lbs.

Luke Wilton and Lee Haskins Credit: Nigel Turner

Bristol's British Bantamweight Champion Lee Haskins scaled 8st 6lbs for his WBC International Bantamweight title fight with Belfast's Luke Wilton who weighed 8st 7lbs.


Lee Haskins wins British Bantamweight title

Lee Haskins celebrates his victory over Martin Ward Credit: ITV Westcountry

Bristol's Lee Haskins stopped Newcastle's Martin Ward in the fifth round to win the British Bantamweight title at the City Academy.

It was the first British title fight in the city for 15 years and Haskins did not disappoint his fans who created a terrific atmosphere.

Now Haskins says he wants a rematch with Stephane Jamoye who took his European title in Belgium last December.

The whole fight will be available to view on this website later on Sunday.

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