Haskins gets world title shot

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Haskings 13.6.15Bristol bantamweight Lee Haskins is to fight for the vacant IBF interim world title on June 13 when he takes on Japan’s Ryosuke Iwasa 19-1, 12 KO’s at the cities Action Indoor Sports Arena televised LIVE on Channel 5.

Haskin’s 31-3, 13 KO’s will be looking to shine in front of his home fans and come away the the strap

“It’s amazing to finally land this world title shot,” he said. “At times I thought it would never come – when other British fighters I had beaten got their chances.

“And when the IBF announced I was to fight Ryosuke Iwasa, a Japanese fighter, I presumed we would probably have to travel to Japan. But massive thanks to promoter Mick Hennessy and my manager Chris Sanigar for bringing this world title to my hometown of Bristol.

“I know this is going to be a tough fight, but I’ve never lost in Bristol and, with that massive West Country support behind me, we can make history on June 13.”

Promoter Mick Hennessy added: “This is a major opportunity for Lee Haskins and one he has been chasing for a number of years now.

“He has more than paid his dues at the top of the bantamweight division and has beaten a number of quality operators throughout his career.

“It’s fantastic that Channel 5 have helped deliver this opportunity for Lee on free-to-view, terrestrial television. It gives him a great platform and some great exposure.

“For us and Channel 5 it’s vitally important that world championship boxing finds a regular home on terrestrial television, free of charge.”

*** Tickets priced at £35, £75 and £100 are available from the Ticketline Box Office on 0844 888 4402 or Sanigar Events on 0117 949 6699 ***

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