Darlington's Stuart Hall wants his IBF title back

3:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STUART HALL has paid tribute to promoter Dennis Hobson for earning him a crack at becoming world champion for a second time.

Stuart Hall lands home comforts in Caballero title fight

The Northern Echo: TROUSER ROUSER: Boxer Stuart Hall putts on the 18th during a charity tournament at Saltburn Golf Club.

9:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DARLINGTON’S Stuart Hall has won another big battle towards reclaiming the world title he lost last month by sealing home advantage when he comes face-to-face with classy American Randy Caballero.

Stuart Hall granted a shot at reclaiming his title but needs a new trainer

The Northern Echo: TITLE TALK: Darlington's Stuart Hall faces Liverpool's Paul Butler in the second defence of his IBF world bantamweight title in Newcastle on June 7

4:06pm Friday 11th July 2014

FORMER world bantamweight champion Stuart Hall has been granted a shot at reclaiming his crown – and it could even mean a trip to California.

Stadium of Light gears up for boxing show

11:46am Thursday 10th July 2014

SOME of the North-East’s top boxers are getting ready to ‘rumble’ at a special event this weekend.

Could Stuart Hall fight for world title in America?

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9:02pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

DARLINGTON’S former world champion Stuart Hall hopes for a crack at reclaiming the IBF bantamweight belt – and he could have to go to California to do it.

Rising star Saunders to return to the ring next month

The Northern Echo: BACK IN ACTION: Bradley Saunders will take on Christopher Sebire in Manchester next month after winning the WBO Intercontinental light welterweight title in Newcastle last month

2:27pm Saturday 28th June 2014

NEWLY-CROWNED WBO Intercontinental light welterweight champion Bradley Saunders will return to the ring next month to defend his unbeaten record against durable Frenchman Christopher Sebire.

Mac eyes European title

The Northern Echo: HIGH HOPES: James McMeekin heads to next week's European Schoolboy Championships on the back of a very successful few months Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

8:02am Saturday 28th June 2014

SHILDON Amateur Boxing Club’s James McMeekin will look to add another title to his impressive collection when he represents England at the European Schoolboy Boxing Championships in Hungary next week.

North-East trio make Commonwealth Games boxing squad

The Northern Echo: GLASGOW BOUND: Savannah Marshall has been named in England's boxing team for the Commonwealth Games

3:16pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

THREE North-East boxers have been named in the England squad for this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Summer rumble lined up for Stadium of Light return

5:20pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

SUNDERLAND’S Stadium of Light will open its doors to North-East boxing fans, as it hosts the fourth edition of the Summer Rumble.

Saunders tipped to fulfil dream of becoming world No 1

The Northern Echo: EARLY FINNISH: Bradley Saunders, left, during his bout with Ville Piispanen. The County Durham boxer defeated the Finnish fighter after only 81 seconds

6:08am Monday 9th June 2014

WITH a first belt of his professional career fastened around his waist, Bradley Saunders set his sights on achieving the bigger prize of becoming the best light welterweight in the world .

Defeated but Stuart Hall is still up for the fight

The Northern Echo: CONTRASTING FORTUNES: Darlington’s Stuart Hall, left, returns to his corner after losing his IBF world bantamweight title to Paul Butlerat the Metro Arena in Newcastle

6:06am Monday 9th June 2014

STUART HALL’S reign as world champion is over, but his reputation as a top class boxer remains firmly intact. After 12 gruelling rounds of title boxing at the Metro Radio Arena, the best professional fighter County Durham has ever produced proved he has the desire to return to that level once more.

Stuart Hall vows to be on top of the world - again

The Northern Echo: IT'S OVER: Stuart Hall, left, shows his dejection as a delighted Paul Butler leaps into the air having won the IBF world bantamweight title on a split point decision

6:04am Monday 9th June 2014

STUART HALL has set his sights on becoming world boxing champion for the second time after losing grip of his IBF bantamweight belt in an enthralling encounter with Paul Butler.

Darlington's Stuart Hall loses world boxing title

The Northern Echo: Darlington's Stuart Hall loses the IBF bantamweight title to Ellesmere Port's Paul Butler at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

11:43pm Saturday 7th June 2014

DARLINGTON'S first world champion Stuart Hall suffered the heartache of losing the second defence of his IBF bantamweight title to challenger Paul Butler tonight.

Stuart Hall v Paul Butler: Live updates from ringside at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

1:52pm Saturday 7th June 2014

Paul Fraser is ringside at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena for tonight's boxing action when the IBF bantamweight crown will be on the line again.

'I might be under-rated but I'm still world champion' says Stuart Hall

The Northern Echo: LINE UP: Stuart Hall and Paul Butler preview Saturday night's IBF world bantamweight clash.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (6883066)

6:04am Saturday 7th June 2014

STUART HALL has geared himself up for the second defence of his IBF bantamweight world title shot by claiming a further victory would demand greater recognition for his achievements.

Bradley's big on taking another step towards world crown

The Northern Echo: UP FOR THE FIGHT: Josh Leather, left, and Bradley Saunders, right, who are involved in fights tomorrow evening at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Also pictured is promoter Francis Warren.

6:02am Friday 6th June 2014

HE did not occupy one of the centre stage seats when Bradley Saunders took his place on the top table to preview tomorrow’s bonanza of title fight boxing in Newcastle, yet he displayed all the confidence of a champion.

Stuart Hall Diary: 'Beating Butler, emulating Froch - and a hint of what might come next'

The Northern Echo: TITLE TALK: Darlington's Stuart Hall faces Liverpool's Paul Butler in the second defence of his IBF world bantamweight title in Newcastle on June 7

7:02am Wednesday 4th June 2014

LIKE most of the boxing fans in the country, I watched Carl Froch and George Groves on Saturday and thought it was a great fight.

Dickinson warned to expect tough night in Newcastle

The Northern Echo: WARNING: Jon-Lewis Dickinson has been warned he will not have things all his own way when he defends his British Cruiserweight title this weekend

2:43pm Tuesday 3rd June 2014

COMMONWEALTH champion Ovill McKenzie has warned Jon-Lewis Dickinson to expect a painful evening when the pair go head to head at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday night.

Haskins fight on Hall undercard is scrapped

The Northern Echo: FRUSTRATED: Lee Haskins will not fight Sergio Perales this weekend after the American pulled out with injury

2:03pm Monday 2nd June 2014

LEE HASKINS’ proposed IBF World Bantamweight title eliminator with Sergio Perales on the undercard of Stuart Hall’s world-title fight with Paul Butler has been scrapped.

Froch shows his class to finish off Groves

The Northern Echo: GAME OVER: Carl Froch stands over the falling George Groves after landing the right hand to finish the fight off

10:10am Monday 2nd June 2014

CARL FROCH says the crushing right-hand that knocked out George Groves in the eighth round at Wembley on Saturday night was the biggest and most satisfying punch of his career.

Groves predicts how he will see off Froch

The Northern Echo: READY TO RUMBLE: Promoter Eddie Hearn stands between challenger George Groves and champion Carl Froch during yesterday’s press conference at Wembley Stadium ahead of tomorrow’s title fight

10:41am Friday 30th May 2014

CARL FROCH and George Groves are both convinced they will emerge victorious from their eagerly anticipated re-match at Wembley tomorrow.

Stuart Hall's World title diary

The Northern Echo: TITLE TALK: Darlington's Stuart Hall faces Liverpool's Paul Butler in the second defence of his IBF world bantamweight title in Newcastle on June 7

6:02am Tuesday 27th May 2014

BANK Holiday Monday ... what’s a Bank Holiday? It seems to be like any celebration for me now, it’s just another day.

Classy Charlie was full of eastern promise

The Northern Echo: Country call: Charlie Simpson with the United Kingdom squad (6412673)

6:02am Saturday 24th May 2014

A COUNTY Durham teenager has returned from a memorable trip to the Far East as a world champion.

Darlington Thai boxer fights his way to international tournament final

10:50am Friday 23rd May 2014

A THAI boxer from Darlington fought his way to the final of an international tournament featuring more than 2,000 competitors.

Adams refocused on boxing ahead of triple quest

The Northern Echo: TRIPLE TITLE QUEST: Nicola Adams

10:46am Friday 23rd May 2014

OLYMPIC champion Nicola Adams maintains her motivation levels are higher than ever as she prepares to embark on a triple title quest which could further cement her place in British boxing history.

Saunders looking to cross the Finnish-ing line in style

The Northern Echo: Confident mood: Bradley Saunders is shaping up well for his WBO title shot

2:02pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

BRADLEY SAUNDERS will have to Finnish off the job if he is to take another step up the career ladder by landing the WBO intercontinental light welterweight title next month.

Dickinson keen to add Commonwealth crown to Lonsdale honour

The Northern Echo: Jon-Lewis Dickinson

5:01pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

BIRTLEY’S British champion Jon-Lewis Dickinson is looking for a repeat of his home debut to add the Commonwealth crown to his growing list of success stories.

Stuart Hall's world title fight diary

The Northern Echo: TITLE TALK: Darlington's Stuart Hall faces Liverpool's Paul Butler in the second defence of his IBF world bantamweight title in Newcastle on June 7

1:58pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

IT’S still on, of course it is. I never thought it would be anything else to be honest. Once I’d had a word with Mick Marsden, my trainer, and he’d told me Dennis Hobson reckoned the fight was still on then that was that. I never thought differently.

Hall's title defence still on after late night talks

The Northern Echo: TITLE TALK: Darlington's Stuart Hall faces Liverpool's Paul Butler in the second defence of his IBF world bantamweight title in Newcastle on June 7

10:01pm Thursday 15th May 2014

TOP level talks with boxing chiefs have prevented Stuart Hall’s scheduled second defence of his IBF bantamweight title from being scrapped.

World Title Talk: Silencing Liverpool and being the underdog again

The Northern Echo: TITLE TALK: Darlington's Stuart Hall faces Liverpool's Paul Butler in the second defence of his IBF world bantamweight title in Newcastle on June 7

7:32am Tuesday 13th May 2014

I remember Butler’s team saying at the press conference that they were going to do the double. They said Liverpool would win the Premier League title and then Butler would beat me. They can’t do that now can they? They can’t do the double and they won’t even do any of it because he won’t beat me.

Hall warns Butler to expect a "rude awakening" in their world-title showdown

The Northern Echo: LOOKING GOOD: Stuart Hall lands a blow on Vusi Malinga during their world title fight in December. The Darlington boxer defends his title next month and says his fitness coach is amazed by his condition

7:00am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

STUART HALL has dismissed Paul Butler's unbeaten record and warned his world-title opponent that his previous victories have done nothing to prepare him for June's showdown at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

World champion Hall fixes up June title defence in Newcastle

The Northern Echo: ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Stuart Hall after receiving the belt which confirmed him as IBF bantamweight world champion

4:30pm Sunday 20th April 2014

STUART HALL will return to the ring in Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena to make the second defence of his IBF World Bantamweight title against the unbeaten Paul Butler on Saturday, June 7.

Classy Caballero lines up North-East title bout with Hall

The Northern Echo: PREMATURE FINISH: Stuart Hall, right, and Martin Ward have words after the decision to stop the fight is made at the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday night

3:43pm Sunday 6th April 2014

DARLINGTON'S world champion Stuart Hall looks certain to face hugely talented American Randy Caballero when he aims to defend his IBF bantamweight crown in the summer.

Stuart Hall planning for second defence of world title this summer

The Northern Echo: PREMATURE FINISH: Stuart Hall, right, and Martin Ward have words after the decision to stop the fight is made at the Metro Radio Arena on Saturday night

7:00am Monday 31st March 2014

DARLINGTON'S world champion Stuart Hall could be in line for a summer rumble at the Metro Radio Arena, although the date is likely to come too soon for a rematch with North-East rival Martin Ward.

Frustration but respect from Ward as Hall looks to future

The Northern Echo: TAKING A HIT: Jon-Lewis Dickinson lands a powerful right flat on the face of Neil Dawson

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

BEHIND the huge black curtains away from the ring where Stuart Hall and Martin Ward's historic world title fight came to a premature end, the two North-East boxers reflected on a frustrating night for them both.

Saunders, Dickinson and Goodings enhance reputations

The Northern Echo: BIG TALENT: Bradley Saunders put on a stylish display

6:00am Monday 31st March 2014

EVEN if there was frustration felt by the two boxers at the top of the bill at the Metro Radio Arena, Saturday night could not have gone any better for three other North-East fighters.

Hall v Ward: Live updates from ringside at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

The Northern Echo: IT'S ON: Darlington's Stuart Hall and West Rainton's Martin Ward comfortably weigh-in under the bantamweight limit ahead of their world title clash tomorrow night

6:32pm Saturday 29th March 2014

Nick Loughlin, Paul Fraser and Craig Stoddart will be reporting live from ringside at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena as Darlington's Stuart Hall takes on West Rainton's Martin Ward in defence of his IBF world bantamweight title.

Hall's going to wish he'd done more homework, more roadwork and more training - Ward

The Northern Echo: CONFIDENT: Martin Ward

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

MARTIN WARD is fed up of hearing the same story time and time again. He’s been written off more times than he cares – or can be bothered - to remember.

Hall and Ward camps give their verdict on the biggest night in North-East boxing history

The Northern Echo: West Rainton's Martin Ward with Darlington's Stuart Hall, IBF world bantamweight champion

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

TONIGHT is the night when Darlington's Stuart Hall will try to end another County Durham boxer's hopes of becoming the IBF bantamweight champion of the world.

Stuart Hall does not think title hopeful Ward is in the same league

6:00am Saturday 29th March 2014

GLOBAL boxing champion Stuart Hall has warmed up for the first defence of his bantamweight crown in Newcastle tonight by asking challenger Martin Ward: 'I'm world class, are you?'

North-East gearing up for world title boxing show

The Northern Echo: TIME TO TALK: The scene at yesterday’s press conference at The Hilton Hotel in Gateshead where the boxers talked about tomorrow’s bill at the Metro Radio Arena

7:00am Friday 28th March 2014

CHAMPION Stuart Hall and Martin Ward will go toe-to-toe at the Metro Radio Arena in Gateshead tomorrow night for the IBF bantamweight title. The two fighters fronted the press conference yesterday, where many of the boxers on the under card were also there to preview the event.

Pictures & Video: Hall and Ward at MetroCentre for official weigh-in ahead of world title clash

The Northern Echo: IT'S ON: Darlington's Stuart Hall and West Rainton's Martin Ward comfortably weigh-in under the bantamweight limit ahead of their world title clash tomorrow night

5:14pm Friday 28th March 2014

NORTH-EAST fighters Stuart Hall and Martin Ward were at the MetroCentre today for the official weigh-in ahead of their world title clash tomorrow night.

Saunders focused on shining on world title bill

The Northern Echo: THE MAIN EVENT: Boxers line up at a press conference yesterday at The Hilton Hotel in Gateshead. Left to right are Josh Leather, Martin Ward, Bradley Saunders, Stuart Hall and John Lewis- Dickinson

7:00am Friday 28th March 2014

STUART HALL and Martin Ward geared up for their IBF title showdown in Newcastle with a pre-fight press conference yesterday – but Bradley Saunders is determined to leave his own mark on the bill.

Dickinson hoping British title win will elevate him to European level

The Northern Echo: Jon-Lewis Dickinson

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

JON-LEWIS DICKINSON is hoping a successful British-title defence this weekend will enable him to step up to European level before the end of the year.

Hall lined up for a support slot on Froch vs Groves bill

The Northern Echo: Stuart Hall defeats South Africa's Vusi Malinga at the First Direct Arena in Leeds to become a world champion fighter.

7:00am Thursday 27th March 2014

STUART HALL has been offered a starring role in British boxing’s biggest night of the year – provided he sees off Martin Ward to retain his IBF World Bantamweight title this weekend.

Stuart Hall's World Title Diary: Honouring a former mentor, and getting ready for a black-and-white night

The Northern Echo: Stuart Hall defeats South Africa's Vusi Malinga at the First Direct Arena in Leeds to become a world champion fighter.

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

IT’S fight night on Saturday, and it’s good that the waiting is finally at an end. I can’t wait to show Martin Ward who’s the boss and defend my world title, but before I do that, it was nice to get the opportunity to honour an old friend at the weekend.

North-East boxers excel at Schoolboys Championships

The Northern Echo: Kingston boxers miss gold at British uni championships

11:48am Monday 24th March 2014

NORTH-EAST boxers enjoyed a fantastic afternoon on Sunday as Rainton Meadows Arena hosted the quarter-finals of the National Schoolboys Championships, with the Tyne-Wear-Tees region taking on Yorkshire and the East Midlands.

Tyson shows Fury and storms away

The Northern Echo: Dereck Chisora (left), promoter Frank Warren (centre) and Tyson Fury during a press conference at The Landmark Hotel, London

12:58pm Friday 21st March 2014

TYSON FURY made an abrupt exit from a press conference to preview his rematch with Dereck Chisora, tossing the top table aside and storming out after promising to knock his opponent out.

Stuart Hall's World Title Diary: Excitement builds as fight-night draws near

The Northern Echo: ON TOP OF THE WORLD: Stuart Hall after receiving the belt which confirmed him as IBF bantamweight world champion

7:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

LESS than a fortnight to go, and I’ve never been more excited ahead of a fight. And I even include the last world-title fight against Vusi Malinga in that.

Saunders handed Newcastle date with a Prince

The Northern Echo: NEWCASTLE BOUT: Bradley Saunders

5:00pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

COUNTY Durham boxer Bradley Saunders has been handed the tough test he had been hoping for when he returns to the ring later this month.



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