British standout Stuart Hall retained his IBF bantamweight title via anticlimactic technical draw in a bout with countryman Martin Ward in Newcastle, England on Saturday. The official time was 0:35 seconds of Round 2.
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.
Stuart Hall will make the first defense of his IBF bantamweight title against Martin Ward on March 29 in Newcastle, England. Also, Ryan Songalia has news on a boxing fundraising event in Manila on May 24 to benefit victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Newly-crowned IBF bantamweight titleholder Stuart Hall will likely have to wait for his dream rematch with domestic rival Jamie McDonnell, according to their promoter, Dennis Hobson.
Former British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion Stuart Hall says he will start fast and hard against Vusi Malinga when the two clash for the vacant IBF title on Saturday in Leeds, England. “The fans will be the winners in this fight,” Hall told RingTV.com, “because Malinga and I will meet in ring center and this will be a toe to toe war.”
Stuart Hall, a mature but still fresh 118-pound standout from Darlington, England, will face South African veteran Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF bantamweight title on Saturday at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. The title shot is a dream come true for Hall who used boxing to get his life on track.