Hall hits out at Haskins
IBF world bantamweight champion Lee Haskins and challenger Stuart Hall clashed today as they came face to face ahead of there fight at The O2 in London on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Hall and Haskins met back in 2012 for the European title, with the Bristolian edging the fight on points, and he defends the IBF belt for the second time having been elevated for full champion when Randy Caballero failed to make the weight.
The pair clashed in their head-to-head at today’s press conference and the Darlington star says Haskins doesn’t deserve to be World champion and he’ll end his reign in London.
“This is it for me,” said Hall. “Haskins thinks I’m over the hill and some old man but I can’t wait to prove him wrong. This fight means absolutely everything to me and no way am I letting that ‘Playboy’ get in the way of my dreams.
“Haskins is a frail little girl. He’s not going to put a dent in me. I’m going to steam through him and quick. I can’t wait to see his face when he’s on the floor.
“He was giving it the big one saying he is going to knock me out in six rounds, is he having a laugh? All Lee will do is run and be on the back foot, but I’ll go hunting for him and I will knock him clean out.
“Haskins isn’t World-level and I’ll prove it. He’s got lucky throughout his career, he is British level at best. Lee was handed that World title. Yes, he trained, yes, he made weight but that wouldn’t sit right with me – I would want to have earned it.
“He was parading it round like he’s gone out there and dethroned the champion but he didn’t and he would have got spanked by Caballero if the fight took place.”
Haskins and Hall clash at pre-fight head to head
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