Bristol's Lee Haskins is the new IBF Bantamweight Champion after his opponent Randy Caballero failed to make the weight at last night's weigh-in.
Caballero, the defending champion, was making a comeback after a year off through injury but he scaled five and a half pounds over the championship limit. The fight was called off and he was stripped of the belt.
Haskins says he's disappointed to miss out on a fight he's trained so hard for.
Bristol's Lee Haskins has beaten Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa and become the new IBF Interim bantamweight champion of the world.
The sell-out home crowd got behind Haskins as he beat the Japanese champion after just six rounds at the Action Indoor Sports Arena in Whitchurch.
Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa will go home disappointed after suffering only his second professional defeat. But Haskins - who has won every other major title - was confident he could add the IBF belt to his collection.
A Bristol boxer has the chance of becoming a world champion this weekend.
Bantamweight boxer Lee Haskins fights Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa on Saturday for the IBF Interim World Title .
Iwasa says he is nervous and excited. Haskins who already holds the European title is confident this battle will go his way.
Bristol's top boxer will finally fight for a world title after he was nominated to box for the IBF Interim World bantamweight title.
Lee Haskins has been ordered to meet Japan's Ryosuke Iwasa after reigning IBF champion Randy Caballero is unable to defend his title due to injury.
The match between the two highest ranked fighters in the IBF bantamweight ratings is expected to be staged in June or July this year.
Haskins recently won the European title for the second time in his career and, at 33 years of age, is desperate for a shot at a version of the world title.
He would prefer to meet Iwasa in the UK, but has expressed a willingness to travel to Japan if needs be.
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.
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.
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