Lee Haskins and son Anton both win their fights

Lee Haskins and son Anton both win their fights

Published On Sunday, October 6, 2019By Tim Rickson

Father and son Lee and Anton Haskins both triumphant on same bill in Bristol

It was a clean sweep for all the home fighters on Sanigar Events card at the Whitchurch Leisure Centre in Bristol last night.

Former IBF world champion Lee Haskins (36-4) won his 40th professional contest with a 60-53 points win over Nicaraguan Sergio Gonzalez (10-19-5), but that wasn't the reason for it being a landmark victory. The talented bantamweight shared the bill he was headlining with his 19-year-old son, Anton.

It had been over 22 months since the 36-year-old had been in a boxing ring, but he broke the hiatus to share the bill with his talented son, who kicked off his pro career with shutout points win over four rounds at super-lightweight against seasoned veteran Ibrar Riyaz (6-169-4).

A father and son both fighting professionally on the same card is a rare sporting feat, not seen many times before.

The pair have been training together for a while, Lee said: "I can't say how much it means to me to share this with my son, it's incredible and a lifelong dream for me."

'Playboy' Haskins has had a glittering career that involved winning English, Commonwealth, British, European, and world titles. He now looks set to pass the mantle to his southpaw son,s a lot harder than him!

On the undercard, there were wins for welterweight Dan Sarkozi (11-2); unbeaten light-heavyweight Pawel August (10-0); lightweight talent Tyler Davies (7-0); and four other debutants - Jacob Gabriel, Ben Demmery, Jake Demmery, and George Pawley - all started their paid career with a win.