IBF bantamweight world champion Lee Haskins travels to Belfast to put his title on the line against rising star and British champion Ryan Burnett on Saturday (June 10) at the Odyssey Arena. “It’s going to be a hostile crowd but truthfully it doesn’t bother me. I’ve boxed away time and time again so I know what’s coming. I’ve boxed in Monaco, Belgium and Morocco and in plenty of backyards in the UK. It doesn’t bother me, a ring is a ring,” Haskins said. “I hope the Belfast fans don’t give me too much of a hard time. I’m really looking forward to fighting in front of such a knowledgeable crowd and of course to my own fans, I’m always grateful for your continued backing.”
12 three minute rounds.
The show will be broadcast on Sky Sports 2, starting at 8pm.
James Tennyson fights Ryan Doyle, Paul Hyland Jr takes on Adam Dingsdale and Luke Watkins boxes Ian Tims for the vacant Irish cruiserweight title. Althought his bout with Tommy McCarthy fell through, Cuba’s Mike Perez is in shape and on the bill.
We discuss the main event on this week’s Opening Bell: