Haskins returns in Merthyr – December 15th

Former IBF Bantamweight World Champion Lee Haskins will return to action on December 15th at the Merthyr Leisure Centre live on S4C. Haskins’ last fight was a valiant points loss against Belfast boxer Ryan Burnett for the Bristolian’s World Title back in June. An injury suffered during the contest forced Haskins to delay a return to the ring but the former champion is now fully recovered and has his eye on recapturing his world championship belt.

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Results: Burnett beats Haskins; Mike Perez victorius

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Ryan Burnett (17-0, 9 KOs) battered IBF World bantamweight champion Lee Haskins (34-0, 14 KOs) for 12 round rounds on Saturday night to win an impressive 12 round split decision at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. One judge had it for Haskins by the score 118-108. The other 2 judges saw Burnett as the better fighter of the two in giving him the win by the scores 119-107, 119-107.

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Lee Haskins fights Ryan Burnett in Belfast on Sat.

Lee Haskins gets over his first major hurdle in defending his IBF Bantamweight title against Ryan Burnett in Belfast on Saturday – by taking the ferry today due to his fear of flying.

Haskins puts his crown on the line for the third time at the SSE Arena Belfast, live on AWE–A A Wealth of Entertainment at 3 PM ET / 12 PM Noon PT and the Bristolian knows he’s in for a hostile reception as he tries to hand Burnett his first pro defeat in front of the passionate Belfast fans.

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Haskins withdraws from World Title defence due to injury

IBF World Bantamweight Champion Lee Haskins has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming world title defence in Kyoto, Japan on 31st December against Shohei Omori due to a leg injury sustained in training.

Initial medical reports have stated that Haskins should be able to resume full training in early January 2017

Lee Haskins expresses his disappointment about having to withdraw:

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Haskin vs Hall: Heated Press Conference

Lee Haskins has told Stuart Hall that he’ll KO him in six rounds when they clash for his IBF World Bantamweight title at The O2 in London on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Haskins and Hall clashed at a fiery press conference in London today, having already locked horns at Sky Sports’ studios last week.

Hall believes Haskins is not a true champion after he was elevated from interim to full IBF ruler when Randy Caballero failed to make the weight for their proposed clash in Las Vegas in November.

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