Butler defeats Hall; Eubank Jr. destroys Horvath

In a sight upset, undefeated #11 IBF Paul Butler (16-0, 8 KO’s) defeated IBF bantamweight champion Stuart Hall (16-3-2, 7 KO’s) by a 12 round split decision on Saturday night Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. Many of the rounds were very difficult to score due to Hall landing the harder shots, but Butler connecting with more of his lighter punches.

The judges scored it 115-113, 117-111 for Butler, and 115-113 for Hall. Butler was very impressive with the beautiful combinations, the speed and the angles he was throwing his punches from. If had a little more power on his shots, it would have been a cut and dried case of him being the better fighter, but he didn’t have anywhere near the same kind of power that Hall did on his punches.

After the fight Butler said he would give Hall a rematch in order to clear up the controversy about the decision. Whether Hall gets a rematch or not remains to be seen.

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Chris Eubank Jnr. added to star-packed Metro Radio Arena show

Undefeated middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jnr. has been added to the star-packed Metro Radio Arena show in Newcastle this Saturday (7th June).

The hard-hitting 24-year-old and son of the British boxing great will feature in an eight-round contest against hard Czech Stepan Horvath on the undercard of Stuart Hall’s IBF World Bantamweight title defence against Paul Butler, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).

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