Haskins coasts to Prizefighter victory

Wed, 12 Oct 23:07:00 2011

Lee Haskins lived up to his billing as favourite to win the Super Flyweight Prizefighter event in Liverpool.

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The Bristol-based boxer looked a cut above the rest of the eight-man field, knocking down Don Broadhurst in the final twice en route to a comfortable points victory.

It completed a dominant night for Haskins, who had beaten Broadhurst on points in a 2009 clash for the Commonwealth Super Flyweight title. He had opened by beating Terry Broadbent, and continued with a semi-final victory against hometown hope Ryan Farrag.

Broadhurst had impressed on his way to the final too. Usman Ahmed, knocked out in the first round on his last Prizefighter appearance, went the distance against Broadhurst in his quarter-final but was second best by some way.

In the semi-finals Broadhurst had to work harder but won a split decision against another local fighter Mike Robinson.

The fight of the evening came in the quarter-finals when Farrag got the better of Craig Lyon in a thrilling three-round clash.

Farrag had the better of the first round before Lyon looked to take control in the second - but a knockdown from the glove of Farrag gave him an advantage on the scorecards he clung on to, to reach the semi-finals.

Quarter-final results:

Don Broadhurst beat Usman Ahmed by unanimous decision

Mike Robinson beat Nathan Reeve by unanimous decision

Lee Haskins beat Terry Broadbent by unanimous decision

Ryan Farrag beat Craig Lyon by unanimous decision

Semi-final results:

Broadhurst beat Robinson by split decision

Haskins beat Farrag by unanimous decision

Final result:

Haskins beat Broadhurst by unanimous decision


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