Already a fantastic show, the bill for Stuart Hall’s world title fight clash with Paul Butler just got even more exciting with news that Bristol’s Lee Haskins will fight top-rated American Sergio Perales in an IBF world bantamweight title eliminator on the undercard.
Stuart Hall is promising Paul Butler he will be in the shape of his life when the pair clash at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on June 7.
Hall puts his IBF world bantamweight title on the line when he makes the second defence of his belt against Ellesmere Port’s Butler, and the 34-year-old says training couldn’t be going better.
In a fight that would top most shows; Jon-Lewis Dickinson will be chief support to ‘Stuey’ Hall’s IBF world bantamweight title defence against Paul Butler at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on June 7, with the Gateshead man taking on Ovill McKenzie in a winner-takes-all encounter.
Sunderland’s Kirk Goodings is hoping his next outing at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena goes just like his last.
Ahead of their IBF world bantamweight title fight showdown, Darlington’s Stuart Hall has rubbished claims by opponent Paul Butler’s camp that he has been reluctant to fight the Ellesmere Port prospect.
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.
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.
With Stuart Hall and Martin Ward both having lost to Lee Haskins previously; Darlington’s Hall insists he is taking little from the manner of their defeats as he prepares to make the first defence of his IBF world bantamweight crown against Ward at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on March 29.
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.