|Sugar Hassan in action against Gary Pryor on 22 March 2014|
Former world champion David Haye and members from the hit TV series The Only Way Is Essex (TOWIE) were among the 1,100 capacity crowd to watch Sugar Hassan in action last weekend. The British Turkish Cypriot Light Welterweight faced IBA Southern Area champion Sam Webster in a rematch at the City Pavilion in Romford. Their fight was one of ten to feature on the IBA Boxing Essex Boys bill on Saturday 22 March.
As with their first boxing match in December, this fight again also went the distance. Existing champion Webster just edged it against Hassan on points, with a 2-to-1 decision from the judges.
After the fight, Sugar’s father Issy Hassan told T-VINE: “It was a great fight and [Sugar] did us all proud. He showed composure, style and skill in and out of the ring.”
|David Haye with Sugar Hassan after the fight|
The match was watched by past and present TOWIE cast members including Mark Wright, James Argent, and Mario Falcone, as well as former WBA champion David Haye. After the fight, Haye told Hassan: “You'll get him next time”.
Now fighting as part of the
, Sugar said, “Even though I lost, I gave it my all on the
night and the better fighter on the night won. He’s very talented and I'm about
to start a very hard training camp for the [next] fight.” Essex Fight
Hassan and Webster will meet in the ring for a third time on June 7th.