Lee Haskins retained his British super-flyweight title with a comprehensive victory over 22-year-old soldier Ross Burkinshaw.

The Bristol boxer showed the benefit of his greater experience to completely out-box the Sheffield fighter, who was taking part in just his 10th professional bout.

The army rifleman was out-gunned by Haskins from the opening bell, frozen in a blizzard of artillery fire as the southpaw let his biggest shots go.

Burkinshaw barely threw a punch in the opening three minutes and although he landed with the occasional straight right hand over the next six minutes, Haskins was literally laughing at his opponent.

The champion, making the first defence of his title, landed with both hands and the youngster already had swelling around the eyes at the start of the fourth.

To his credit, Burkinshaw came out stronger but it only gave Haskins more opportunities to get his shots home, and a left-right-left combination saw referee Ian John-Lewis step in as the Sheffield fighter was about to take a knee.

The youngster’s corner appeared unhappy with the decision but at 22, there will be other days for Burkinshaw.

As for Haskins, he takes his record to 19-2 and moves a step closer to a unification fight with undefeated Commonwealth title holder Don Broadhurst.