Haskins fights for bantamweight title in Bristol

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.

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Boxer Haskins retains title

Bristol's Lee Haskins has retained his British Bantamweight title after beating Jason Booth over 12 rounds at the City Academy.