Stuart Hall (boxer)

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Stuart Hall
Nickname(s) Stuey
Rated at Bantamweight
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Reach 69.5 in (177 cm)
Nationality United Kingdom British
Born (1980-02-24) 24 February 1980 (age 37)
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 27
Wins 20
Wins by KO 7
Losses 5
Draws 2
No contests 0

Stuart Hall (born 24 February 1980) is a professional British bantamweight boxer from Darlington, England and a former IBF Bantamweight Champion.

Early professional career[edit]

Hall made his professional boxing debut on 26 April 2008 with a win over Abdul Mghrbel in his home town of Darlington. The win was followed with another victory on 6 October 2008 against undefeated seven fight prospect Dougie Walton this time at the Holiday Inn in Birmingham. The two wins meant an undefeated start to his debut year in the ring.[1]

On 16 January 2009 he recorded his first win of the new year travelling to Middlesbrough to defeat Nick Seager before on 29 March 2009 meeting Stuart McFadyen and only registering a draw at the fight held in Bolton. Three more fights followed the McFadyen result with Hall winning on each occasions against the likes of journeyman Anthony Hanna and Jason Thomas and then notably on 11 November travelling to Brentford to meet former British champion Martin Power and winning in the 8th round. Hall's first fight of 2010 resulted in another points win on 12 February at the York Hall against Hungarian Richard Szebeledi meaning that Hall now boasted an unbeaten record of seven wins against only one draw.[1]

British champion[edit]

On 4 June 2010 Hall stepped into the ring against the former British and European champion Ian Napa and claimed the title in a shock result following Napa's decision not to come out for the start of the 9th round. The experienced Napa had complained about the heat at the venue in Peterlee and the fact that the making the bantamweight limit had been very hard. In contrast Hall described the result saying "It's unbelievable, a dream come true" as he claimed the title in only his 9th professional fight.[2] Hall returned to the ring shortly afterwards for his first defence on 23 July 2010 with a return match against former victim and former champion Martin Power. The fight, this time in Sunderland, once again resulted in victory for Hall with the referee stopping the contest in the 10th round with Hall having been dominant throughout.[3] On 13 November 2010 on the undercard of the Heavyweight world title fight between David Haye and Audley Harrison Hall defended his belt for the second time beating former champion Gary Davies in the 7th round and claimed that there was "more to come".[4] Hall claimed the Lonsdale Belt outright with a successful third defense on 9 April 2011 beating John Donnelly at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton-le-Spring, stopping him in the fifth round. Hall said of his achievement of winning the belt outright "this is my world title, it's just unbelievable that I've got this for the rest of my life. It's such an achievement for Darlington and the north east."[5]

Professional boxing record[edit]

20 Wins (7 knockouts), 5 Losses, 2 Draws[6]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round
Date Location Notes
Loss 20–5–2 United Kingdom Lee Haskins UD 12 2016-09-10 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London For IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 20–4–2 Mexico Rodrigo Guerrero UD 12 2016-04-16 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire IBF Bantamweight title final eliminator.
Win 19–4–2 Argentina Elvis Guillen UD 8 2015-11-21 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester
Win 18–4–2 Spain Arnoldo Solano UD 8 2015-09-05 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire
Win 17–4–2 Argentina Edwin Tellez UD 8 2015-08-01 United Kingdom Craven Park, Hull, Yorkshire
Loss 16–4–2 United States Randy Caballero UD 12 2014-10-25 Monaco Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo For vacant IBF Bantamweight title.
Loss 16–3–2 United Kingdom Paul Butler SD 12 2014-06-07 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear Lost IBF Bantamweight title.
Draw 16–2–2 United Kingdom Martin Ward TD 2 (12), 0:35 2014-03-29 United Kingdom Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear Retained IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 16–2–1 South Africa Vusi Malinga UD 12 2013-12-21 United Kingdom First Direct Arena, Leeds, West Yorkshire Won vacant IBF Bantamweight title.
Win 15–2–1 United States Sergio Perales UD 12 2013-05-11 United Kingdom Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster, South Yorkshire Won vacant IBF Inter-Continental Bantamweight title.
Win 14–2–1 United Kingdom Josh Wale UD 12 2012-11-16 United Kingdom Dolphin Centre, Darlington, County Durham Won vacant Commonwealth Bantamweight title.
Win 13–2–1 Hungary Adrian Fuzesy PTS 6 2012-09-22 United Kingdom Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Loss 12–2–1 United Kingdom Lee Haskins UD 12 2012-07-07 United Kingdom Hand Arena, Clevedon, North Somerset For vacant EBU Bantamweight title.
Win 12–1–1 United Kingdom Dai Davies PTS 6 2011-12-10 United Kingdom Peterlee Leisure Centre, Peterlee, County Durham
Loss 11–1–1 United Kingdom Jamie McDonnell UD 12 2011-09-03 United Kingdom Doncaster Dome, Doncaster, South Yorkshire Lost BBBofC Bantamweight title.
For Commonwealth and EBU Bantamweight titles.
Win 11–0–1 United Kingdom John Donnelly TKO 5 (12), 2:07 2011-04-09 United Kingdom Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear Retained BBBofC Bantamweight title.
Win 10–0–1 United Kingdom Gary Davies TKO 7 (12), 2:58 2010-11-13 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester Retained BBBofC Bantamweight title.
Win 9–0–1 United Kingdom Martin Power TKO 10 (12), 2:30 2010-07-23 United Kingdom Rainton Meadows Arena, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne and Wear Retained BBBofC Bantamweight title.
Win 8–0–1 United Kingdom Ian Napa RTD 8 (12), 3:00 2010-06-04 United Kingdom Peterlee Leisure Centre, Peterlee, County Durham Won vacant BBBofC Bantamweight title.
Win 7–0–1 Hungary Richard Szebeledi PTS 6 2010-02-12 United Kingdom York Hall, Bethnal Green, East London
Win 6–0–1 United Kingdom Martin Power TKO 8 (8), 1:39 2009-09-11 United Kingdom Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex
Win 5–0–1 United Kingdom Jason Thomas PTS 4 2009-09-04 United Kingdom Eston Sports Academy, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Win 4–0–1 United Kingdom Anthony Hanna PTS 4 2009-05-01 United Kingdom Seaton Carew Mayfair Suite, Hartlepool, County Durham
Draw 3–0–1 United Kingdom Stuart McFadyen PTS 6 2009-03-29 United Kingdom De Vere Whites Hotel, Bolton, Greater Manchester
Win 3–0 United Kingdom Nick Seager TKO 2 (4), 1:39 2009-01-16 United Kingdom Eston Sports Academy, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Win 2–0 United Kingdom Dougie Walton TKO 6 (6), 1:47 2008-10-06 United Kingdom Holiday Inn, Birmingham, West Midlands
Win 1–0 Syria Abdul Mghrbel PTS 6 2008-04-26 United Kingdom Darlington & District Club, Darlington, County Durham Professional debut.


Preceded by
Jamie McDonnell
British Bantamweight Champion
4 June 2010 – 3 September 2011
Succeeded by
Jamie McDonnell
Title last held by
Jamie McDonnell
IBF Bantamweight Champion
21 December 2013 – 7 June 2014
Succeeded by
Paul Butler