Hall's world title challenge scheduled for an October date in Sheffield

NEW CHANCE: Stuart Hall will attempt to reclaim the IBF World Bantamweight title in October following June's defeat to Paul Butler

NEW CHANCE: Stuart Hall will attempt to reclaim the IBF World Bantamweight title in October following June's defeat to Paul Butler

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STUART HALL’S attempt to reclaim the IBF World Bantamweight title has been provisionally scheduled for Saturday, October 18 in Sheffield.

Hall is due to take on American Randy Caballero for the vacant IBF belt, but promoter Dennis Hobson is poised to move the fight from the North-East to South Yorkshire in an attempt to attract a bigger crowd.

Darlington’s Hall relinquished his world title when he lost to Liverpudlian Paul Butler at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena in June.

However, Butler’s decision to move out of the bantamweight division forced him to give up the world crown, and Hall successfully petitioned for a showdown with Caballero, who is the IBF’s mandatory challenger.

Hobson won a purse bid to stage the fight in the UK rather than California, and is expected to confirm the October date in Sheffield shortly.

“We are working hard to put the Stuart Hall v Randy Caballero fight together,” confirmed Hobson Promotions advisor Asif Vali. “Right now, the date we have is October 18.

“Dennis Hobson has confirmed the date, but although we know that the fight will be in Sheffield, we have just got to check with the availability of possible venues before we can confirm.

“We hope to get big support in Sheffield for Stu, and there will be a great undercard with other Sheffield boxers on the bill.”

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