Lee Haskins will fight Japanese boxer Ryosuke Iwasa for the Interim IBF bantamweight world title in his hometown of Bristol. The 31-year-old will take on Iwasa because reigning IBF champion Randy Caballero is unable to defend his crown after sustaining an ankle injury. Haskins, the European champion, will have home advantage at Bristol's Action Indoor Sports Centre on Saturday, 13 June 2015 to be televised on UK Channel 5. Promoted by Hennessy Sports in association with Sanigar Events.
Iwasa is a 25-year-old southpaw from Chiba, Japan with a professional record of 19-1 (12 KOs). Included on his record are wins against two-time world title challenger David De La Mora and former WBC International champion Hiroki Shiino.
Haskins, meanwhile, is a popular 31-year-old Bristolian boasting a professional record of 31-3 (13 KOs). Sharp, unpredictable and dangerous, Haskins is also in a rich vein of form, having won each of his last five fights, three inside schedule, and last time out lifted the European bantamweight title with a dominant eighth-round stoppage of Omar Lamiri.
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