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Bristol's Lee Haskins fight voted European Fight of the Year

Lee Haskins fight against Stephane Jamoye has been voted European Fight of the Year Credit: PA

Bristol's British bantamweight boxing champion Lee Haskin's European title defence against Belgium's Stephane Jamoye last December has been voted European Fight of the Year by the sport's governing body in Europe.

A special award will be presented at the next EBU General meeting in Vienna on June 1st.


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.

Haskins fights for bantamweight title in Bristol

by Matthias Kurth

Bristol boxing champion, Lee Haskins, will fight for the British bantamweight title in front of a home crowd next week.

In the first major boxing event in Bristol for fifteen years, Haskins will take on Martin Ward from Newcastle for the vacant belt.

The big bout is being staged in a school sports hall at City Academy, something which has intensified requests for a purpose-built arena in the the city to hold top-class sporting events.

The Mayor, George Ferguson, says it is down to him to deliver one.

Mayor admits Bristol needs better sporting facilities

Lee Haskins' British bantamweight fight with Martin Ward on Saturday week will be the first major boxing event in Bristol for 15 years.

It's being held at a school sports hall, leading to fresh calls for a purpose-built arena in the city to host top class sporting events.

Bristol's Mayor, George Ferguson, admits the city needs better sporting facilities:

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