Date: 7th June 2014 at 11:51am
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At the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena tonight, we?re set to witness the second all-British world title fight in the space of two weekends.

Whilst the nation was enthralled by the antics of Carl Froch v George Groves last Saturday night, Boxing fanatics are looking forward to the fight between Stuart Hall and Paul Butler tonight with the former defending his IBF bantamweight belt.

The fight pitches the exciting young prospect, Butler, against the experienced (but some would say unlikely champion) Hall. At 34 years of age Hall has blossomed late in the ring and although he looks the more natural fighter at this weight, several respected boxing pundits are inferring that Butler has the tools to beat Hall.

But, as you?d expect, Hall remains confident of teaching his former sparring partner a lesson or two tonight and is already taking about a unification match against the WBA champion Jamie McDonnell with Hall quoted as having remarked,

?I want to retire as champion and my goal, after I beat Paul Butler, would be to beat Jamie McDonnell and then retire as undisputed champion with two belts.?

?Jamie is a great guy and that is the one fight that I want above all else.?

?But first, I?ve got to take care of Paul Butler and I?m going to shut that big mouth of his after all the rubbish he?s been talking.?

Here at Vital Boxing, we?re of the opinion that Butler might just have the last word tonight in a very close encounter.