Bristol’s finest Lee Haskins will take on former British and Commonwealth champion Jason Booth in his first defence of the Lonsdale belt on Friday 8th November at the City Academy, Bristol.
Haskins thrilled fans with a brutal display in stopping Martin Ward over five rounds to win the British crown in April of this year at the same venue. He is keen to continue his exciting streak of performances in his latest challenge from Jason Booth:
“I want him (Booth) to be at his best when he faces me so once again I can show the fans how explosive I can be. I love fighting at home and I feel that’s when my best performances come, in front of the Bristol crowd.”
The fight card is to be screened live on Eurosport and gives Haskins great TV exposure across Europe as he looks to win back the European Title in 2014. Haskins is on the cusp of a career defining fight as he’s currently ranked #3 by the WBC and with European Champion and #1 challenger Stephane Jamoye losing last week there is an opportunity for Haskins to grab that mandatory world title challenger position.
Chief support to Lee Haskins will be up and coming heavyweight sensation Hughie Fury, cousin to Tyson Fury, who is currently undefeated in ten professional contests and is aiming to beat Mike Tyson’s record of becoming the youngest ever heavyweight champion.
Hughie had this to say on coming to Bristol: “I was here back last year when Tyson (Fury) fought and I fell in love with the place, I am flattered to be asked to come back here and fight. I am going to put on a great show for the Bristol public.”
The next generation of the Bristol Boys will also be on show including Hassan Karkardi (1-0), and debutants Dane Kelly, Krystian Nadolski and Dan Sarkozi.