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Butler Crowned IBF Champ In Newcastle

Paul Butler out-pointed fellow Briton Stuey Hall to win the IBF bantamweight title at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle,England on Saturday.


Butler won a thrilling battle via 12 round split decision by score of 115-113 and 117-111. The third judge gave the fight to Hall. 115-113. Butler’s boxing skills proved the key to victory against stronger champion, who rallied late in the fight as Butler began to tire.


Butler, the former British and Commonwealth super-flyweight champ, was fighting at bantamweight for only the second time and improves to 16-0.


Hall won the IBF crown last December and defended the title just once.


June 7, 2014

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