British bantamweight Lee Haskins is aiming to make boxing history as he sets his sights on winning a major world title in 2012. No British boxer has ever won a world title at Super Flyweight and it was over fifteen years ago since Welshman Robbie Regan won the WBO Bantamweight Title.
Over recent years Haskins (25-2-0 11KO's) has firmly established himself as Europe's best, holding the British Super Flyweight Title for over three years and a win over current European Bantamweight Champion Jamie McDonnell. Haskins is ranked in the top 15 of all four major governing bodies, including WBC #5, WBA#9, IBF #13, WBO #14.
Haskins said "I have run out of challengers in Europe and now want to show the world that I am ready. The Japanese and Thai World Champions seem to keep taking the easy options so I am hoping one of the Mexican World Champions will take up my challenge."
Haskins added "South Americans pride themselves on honour, bravery and fighting the best. So I am hoping they will accept my challenge and not hide away."
Haskins' long time manager Chris Sanigar confirmed, "Lee deserves his chance and has proved his ability as a world contender the hard way. Lee is a promotional-free agent and willing to travel anywhere for a shot at either a Super flyweight or Bantamweight World Title."
Sanigar continued,"We see Abner Mares, Anselmo Moreno, Jorge Arce, Omar Narvaez and Rodrigo Guerrero are all seeking opponents for defences, so my message to their promoters is there's no need to keep looking - Haskins is ready!"