He might not have much experience in the ring as a pro, but IBF bantamweight challenger Paul Butler says his experience of sparring with Stuart Hall proved the titleholder can’t hurt him.
Young Southern California standout Randy Caballero knocked out Kohei Oba in eight rounds in an IBF bantamweight title eliminator at the Central Gym in Kobe, Japan on Friday. The time of stoppage was 1:58.
This Saturday an all British IBF bantamweight title bout will be contested between champion Stuart Hall and challenger Martin Ward in Newcastle, England, while a third British star, Jamie McDonnell, lurks ominously in the background.
British bantamweight Jamie McDonnell has been stripped of his IBF title because he “allowed third parties to influence him, to advise him and to make representations on his behalf,” according to Dennis Hobson Promotions.
WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno spoke to RingTV.com about making his 12th title defense in his native Panama on Saturday, parting ways with Golden Boy Promotions and his willingness to fight anywhere in the world against the best fighters in the 118- and 122-pound divisions.
IBF titleholder Jamie McDonnell isn’t yet a household name in boxing, but the British bantamweight has unification in his sights: “I’ve seen Mayweather with all his titles and that’s the look I want. I want those titles hanging off my legs and my arms.”