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.

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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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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.

Haskins ready for title showdown

Lee Haskins challenges Martin Ward on Saturday 27 April. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive

Bristol boxer Lee Haskins says he's in the best shape of his career as he prepares to fight for the British bantamweight title a week tomorrow.

It's the first major boxing event in the city for 15 years but the match is being held at the City Academy - a school sports hall.

It's led to fresh calls for a purpose-built arena in Bristol to host top class sporting events.

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