Former two-time champion and MC Brian Mitchell attempts to broker the peace between Stuart Hall, right, and Randy Caballero
Monaco, October 24 – A slanging match between American Randy Caballero and England’s Stuart Hall was the highlight of an otherwise incident-free weigh-in at the Monte Carlo Casino ahead of Saturday’s “Title Tornado” tournament.
With HRH Prince Albert of Monaco in attendance, the pair had to be kept apart moments after weighing in, Caballero’s camp making much of the former champion’s three defeats.
Hall, for his part, had the raucous “Barmy Army” egging him on.
The two meet for the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
All the boxers bar former WBC minimumweight champion Xiong Zhao Zhong made the limit. The Chinese came in a smidgeon over (30 grams) and was given one hour to work off the excess weight.
“I’m so ready to fight,” said card topper Martin Murray, who defends his WBC Silver middleweight belt against Domenico Spada. “No more talking, it’s down to business.”
Martin Murray 159.83 (72.50kg)
Domenico Spada 159.65 (72.42kg)
Eleider Alvarez 174.78 (79.28kg)
Ryno Liebenberg 174.82 (79.30kg)
Stuart Hall 116.97 (53.06kg)
Randy Caballero 117.90 (53.48kg)
Hekkie Budler 104.94 (47.60kg)
Xiong Zhao Zhong 105.07 (47.66kg)
Nick Blackwell 164.02 (74.40kg)
Sergey Khomitsky 164.02 (74.40kg).
The “Title Tornado” card includes Martin Murray’s WBC Silver middleweight title defence against Domenico Spada of Italy, WBA/IBO strawweight champion Hekkie Budler’s title defence against Xiong Zhao Zhong of China, the IBF title fight between Randy Caballero of the US and Stuart Hall of the UK and the WBC Silver light-heavyweight fight between unbeaten prospects Ryno Liebenberg of South Africa and Eleider Alvarez of Colombia.
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