Stuart Hall won the IBF bantamweight title only to fight to a draw in his first title defense which has served to make him a dog for his June 7 bout against Paul Butler for the IBF bantamweight title which will take place at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom. Paul Butler opened as a -250 favorite with the Boxing odds while Stuart Hall opened as a +200 dog.
The 34 year old Stuart “Stuey” Hall stands at 5 feet 8 inches tall with an orthodox stance. A native of the United Kingdom, where he still resides, Hall has a career record of 16 wins, 2 losses, and 2 draws. Out of his 16 wins, 7 have come by knockout and he has never suffered a knockout defeat. Hall is the second ranked bantamweight in the United Kingdom and is ranked 15th in the world. Stewart is coming off a draw against Martin Ward on March 29 in a 12 round bout that took place at the Metro Radio Arena and was for the IBF bantamweight title. Prior to that Hall scored a unanimous decision win over Vusi Malinga in a 12 round bout on December 21, 2013 that took place at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom for the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
The 25 year old Paul “Baby Faced Assassin” Butler fights with an orthodox stance and has a career record of 15 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws with 8 out of his 15 wins coming by knockout. Butler is also a native resident of the United Kingdom and is the 4th ranked bantamweight in the UK while ranking 48th in the world. Butler is coming off a 4th round knockout win over Oreste Bernabe Nieva on March 8 that took place at the Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom for the vacant WBA intercontinental bantamweight title. Prior to that Butler defeated Ruben Montoya by unanimous decision for the WBO intercontinental super fly weight and WBA intercontinental super flyweight title.
We’ll ride with the champion Hall in this one as the value dog!
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