Lee Haskins to battle Ryan Burnett on June 10 in Belfast

27/04/2017 17:41

IBF bantamweight champion Lee Haskins (34-3, 14 KOs) will defend his title against unbeaten contender Ryan Burnett (16-0, 9 KOs) on June 10 at Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Haskins, 33, has defended the IBF belt with points wins over Ivan Morales and Stuart Hall, but was forced to pull out of a scheduled defence against Shohei Omori in December due to a leg injury.

The Englishman was elevated from interim titleholder to world champion after Randy Caballero was stripped of the title when he failed to make weight for their mandatory fight in November 2015 and the bout was canceled.

Burnett, 24, who will have home advantage for his first world title fight, is the British champion and continued rising up the rankings with a dominant points win over Mexico's Joseafat Reyes in February.

"I always dreamed of headlining in Belfast and now I have the opportunity to do it for a world title. I'm so excited," said Burnett.
"Home advantage is going to be massive."