Hobson Promising Newcastle A ‘Fight Of The Year’

Promoter Dennis Hobson is promising Newcastle the sporting event of the summer when Stuart Hall returns to the city’s Metro Radio Arena on June 7 to defend his IBF world bantamweight title.

In March, Hall made a successful maiden defence of his crown at the Arena after County Durham’s Martin Ward was pulled out of their contest in the second round due to a severe gash.

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McCrory:’I’ll Be As Proud As You Could Ever Be’

When Stuart Hall and Martin Ward make history at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday March 29, there won’t be a prouder man in the house than Glenn McCrory.

Almost 25 years ago, McCrory had North East boxing fans dancing in the streets when he claimed the IBF cruiserweight crown and became the region’s first-ever world champion.

Now, with Darlington’s Hall and County Durham’s Ward about to enter the record books as the first North East fighters to face each other for top honours when they contest Stuart’s IBF world bantamweight title, we catch up with Glenn for his thoughts on the event.

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Dennis Hobson Makes History Again – Interview

Just months after making history; promoter Dennis Hobson is at it again.

In May last year, Hobson secured home advantage for Doncaster’s Jamie McDonnell as the Yorkshireman became the first man from ‘Donny’ to win a world title after beating Mexico’s Julio Ceja.

With McDonnell subsequently stripped of his IBF bantamweight crown; Dennis successfully manoeuvred Darlington’s Stuart Hall into a vacant title challenge, which ‘Stuey’ duly won in a ‘fight of the year’ battle against South Africa’s Vusi Malinga in December 2013.

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