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Haskins, Burkinshaw In British Title Clash Friday

The Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, England plays host to another sterling fight card from Frank Maloney Promotions this Friday, July 10, headlined by a British super flyweight title clash.

Lee Haskins, 18-2 (9), puts his British super flyweight title on the line against newly minted English champion Ross Burkinshaw, 6-1-2 (4), in what is sure to be another thrilling battle of the little men.

Bristol gunner Haskins is only 25 but the shifty southpaw has already experienced winning the Commonwealth and English flyweight titles as well as challenging for the British and Commonwealth bantam belts.

Last time out Haskins won the most crucial contest of his career by outfighting rugged Andy Bell to capture the British super flyweight crown.

Haskins will again face a much taller fighter in the form of Burkinshaw, the gutty British Army soldier who will bring a large contingent of his fanatical squaddie fans to the Seaburn Centre.

22 year old Burkinshaw of Sheffield is riding a wave of confidence following his two bruising victories over gritty scouser Mike Robinson, the second of which earned "Ross The Boss" the English super flyweight belt.

Chief support will feature popular local hero and Beijing Olympic bronze medallist, Tony 'Jaffa' Jeffries, 2-0 (2), in his third pro outing.

Blackpool light middle Brian Rose, 12-0-1 (3), and St. Helens middleweight Martin Murray, 14-0 (5), are on the undercard, which also includes Newscastle's fighting Dickinson brothers, John-Lewis, 3-0 (0), and Travis, 2-0 (1), among others.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents the Super Flyweight Championship of Britain between reigning titlist Lee Haskins and challenger Ross Burkinshaw on Friday, July 10, 2009 at The Seaburn Centre in Sunderland, England.

Tickets are priced £80 and £40 and are available from The Box Office on 0871 226 1508 and www.frankmaloney.com or from Phil Jeffries on 0191 564 0202.

Sky Sports will televise live on SS2 from 10PM.

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