lee haskins cut

Lee Haskins won the European bantamweight title a second time in his career when outpointed Frenchman Omar Lamiri via a technical decision in Monaco on Saturday night.

Haskins, 31, from Bristol, a British and Commonwealth champion and world ranked contender was in front and out-boxing his French opponent when the contest was stopped prematurely in the 8th round after an accidental clash of heads left Haskins with a terrible deep cut above his right eyebrow which resulted in a cascade of blood down his face.

Unable to continue, Haskins was awarded the decision as he was ahead on the judges scorecards at the time.

Haskins had lost the same belt to Belgium’s Stephane Jamoye two years ago and by retaining it he puts himself back in contention for a world title shot and one well over due for a man of his talent to miss out on.

Watch the fight highlights here: Haskins vs Lamiri

@britishboxers

RICHIE WENTON INTERVIEW ON HIS CAREER

MARK BATESON ON THE IMPACT TO SMALL HALL BOXING

HOW TYSON FURY WENT FROM BULLIED WEAKLING TO SAVAGE PITBULL!

PETER FURY OPEN, HONEST AND IN-DEPTH ON BOXING AND LIFE

TOMMY DIX – MY P4P TOP 10 OF ALL TIME

ZELFA BARRETT – THE ROAD TO THE TITLE

JOSH WARRINGTON DROPS TICKETS OFF FOR FANS AND PULLS A PINT IN THE PUB

EXCLUSIVE: JOE CALZAGHE – BBTV SPECIAL

MIND YOUR MANNERZ! NICK MANNERS

PHIL MARTIN TRIBUTE, 25 YEARS SINCE THE PASSING OF THE LEGENDARY CHAMPS CAMP COACH

JANE COUCH MBE ON HER NEW BOOK AND FIGHTING TO BECOME THE UK’S FIRST FEMALE PRO-BOXER

THE SHAMROCK EXPRESS: FORMER WORLD CHAMP SHEA NEARY LOOKS BACK OVER HIS CAREER

PAT BARRETT SENDS A STERN MESSAGE DOWN SOUTH

No more articles
error

Thanks for visiting us? Please spread the word :)