Date: 21st December 2013 at 10:17am
Written by:

Tonight an unlikely hero could emerge, a hero who if he pulls this one off, will certainly enjoy a wonderful festive period.

Darlington?s Stuart Hall has the opportunity to grasp the IBF bantamweight crown at the Sports Direct Arena, in Leeds.

Hall will be taking on the South African, Vusi Malinga for the vacant crown and if he pulls it off it will complete a remarkable turnaround for a fighter who has two defeats on his record, both coming within ten months of each other, before getting his career back on track with three successive wins.

If Hall can win tonight he?ll become the first world champion the north-east has had since Glen McCroy famously won the IBF cruiserweight crown back in 1989.

Ahead of the fight Hall has spoken to the Sky Sports Boxing pundit and believes that McCrory has given him the confidence to grab that IBF belt, remarking to the media,

‘I have spoken to Glenn a few times and he has just told me to enjoy the night and believe in myself.?

‘I’ve heard he might even walk me to ring which could help my confidence.’

‘I’m obviously aware of the history, and the 25-year weight that has been on Glenn’s shoulders.’

‘But I deserve this chance. I had to take some hard fights for poor money and I’m ready to give it everything.?

‘I believe I will win and that’s vital because you have to have that mentality in boxing.?



Some fighters will only ever get one shot and this could be mine.’


The contest looks like being one that is hard to call but it is certainly worth tuning into BoxNation tonight to see if Hall can realize his dream.

Here at Vital Boxing we?d like to wish Stuart all the best in his quest.