James DeGale and Lee Haskins talk ahead of their must win fights tomorrow night. If they win they could both earn world title fights next.
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.
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 has praised opponent Jason Booth for giving him a tough fight.
The Bristolian retained his British Bantamweight title after a unanimous points decision, in front of more than a thousand fans at the City Academy.
Bristol's Lee Haskins has retained his British Bantamweight title.
Haskins beat opponent Jason Booth with a unanimous points decision after 12 rounds at the City Academy.
Bristol's Lee Haskins had a one pound advantage over his challenger Jason Booth when the two men weighed in for tonight's British Bantamweight title fight at the City Academy in Bristol. Haskins, who won the title at the same venue in April, scaled 8 stone 6 lbs with Booth at 8st 5.
That title fight in full - Lee Haskins stopped Newcastle's Martin Ward in the fifth round at the City Academy.
Lee Haskins and his manager Chris Sanigar spoke at ring side immediately after his fifth round victory over Newcastle's Martin Ward at the City Academy which saw him take the British Bantamweight title
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.
Lee Haskins says he's ready to prove he's still the best pound for pound boxer in Britain. The Bristol bantamweight fights Martin Ward for the vacant British belt at the City Academy tomorrow evening - the first major boxing event in the city for fifteen years.
The fighters weighed-in this afternoon, with the customary bravado.