Stuart Hall to meet Randy Caballero in October
On Thursday, Dennis Hobson informed RingTV.com that Stuart Hall and Randy Caballero will contest the vacant IBF bantamweight title on October 25 at Salle des etoiles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
“I’m just finalizing working with Rodney Berman on putting the fight on in Monaco,” Hobson told RingTV.com “We’re just putting together the final details. I’m talking to George and Francis [Warren] to maybe put the fight on BoxNation.
“It’s a great show and I’m pleased to be working with Rodney.”
Last month ,Dennis Hobson Promotions won the right to promote the bout winning the bid. Hobson bid $261,750.00 while Golden Boy Promotions bid $127,000.
It had previously been strongly rumored that Hall-Caballero would take place in Sheffield, England on October 18.
In his last fight on Hall (16-3-2, 7 knockouts), 34, was dethroned as IBF beltholder following a split decision loss to Paul Butler on June 7. Butler subsequently announced he was vacating the title in order to return to the junior bantamweight division.
Caballero (21-0, 13 KOs), 23, travelled to Japan in April, stopping Kohei Oba in eight rounds.
Also on the card will be Martin Murray, who meets Domenico Spada in the first defense of his WBC silver middleweight title he won back in June outpointing Max Bursak.
WBA strawweight champion Hekkie Budler will face former WBC kingpin Xiong Zhao Zhong.
Last weekend, Ryno Liebenberg won the WBC silver light heavyweight title unanimously outpointing Denis Grachev. In the first round, the South African suffered a cut over his eye; it is hoped that if that has healed, he will also be part of the impressive looking card.
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