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In sealing his historic triumph the 33 year old became the first north east boxer to win a recognised version of a world title since Glenn McCrory won the IBF cruiserweight title in Durham in 1989.
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Stuart Hall crowned IBF bantamweight champion after points win over Vusi Malinga
Hall swarmed all over Malinga at the start of the second then landed a looping two punch combination as the South African, edging forward behind a weak left jab, showed little inclination to get involved.
His left eye swollen completely shut through the final four rounds, Hall took the bout 116 111 and 117 110 twice on the three judges' cards after a thrilling, action packed war.
Puffed up beneath the left eye, Hall did show the first signs of tiring through a busy sixth, and he shipped a lot more clean shots in the seventh but continued to ride them well and fire back.
Malinga survived and had a little more success in the fourth and fifth, a swinging right temporarily halting the Darlington man in his tracks, but the neat, focused Hall responded superbly with a right of his own.
Stuart Hall won the vacant IBF world bantamweight title after recording a unanimous decision victory over Vusi Malinga in Leeds.
South African opponent at the start of the contest and scored a knockdown in the third round before having to survive some heavy shots in the latter part of the fight.
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