Stuart Hall completed his unlikely road to redemption by claiming the vacant IBF bantamweight title after a wild and woolly points win over South African Vusi Malinga at the FirstDirect Arena in Leeds.
His left eye swollen completely shut through the final four rounds, Hall took the fight unanimously 116-111, 117-110 (twice) on the three judges' cards after a thrilling, action-packed war which saw Malinga dumped to the canvas in round three.
Next July Grunge legends Pearl Jam will play Leeds Arena as one of only two UK dates in a European tour. This follows the release and success of their tenth studio album Lightening Bolt. Tickets for the July 8 show go on sale on December 20.
Pearl Jam released their tenth studio album ‘Lightning Bolt’ in October. It debuted at number 2 in the UK charts, their highest chart position since ‘Vs’, released in 1993.
To date, the band has sold over 31.5 million records in the U.S, and an estimated 60 million worldwide. Pearl Jam has outlasted and outsold many of their contemporaries from the grunge breakthrough, and are considered one of the most influential bands of the 1990’s.
Tinie Tempah has announced that his date at the First Direct Arena on December 6th is to be cancelled.
Citing issues with rehearsal schedule, the rapper says he has not had the necessary time prepare the show properly.
Some dates on his tour have been able to be rescheduled until April, however due to venue availability issues, the shows that were due to take place in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle have been cancelled.
Ticket holders will be contacted by their ticket sellers to organise a refund.
The First Direct Arena in Leeds has been shortlisted for one of the most prestigious global architectural prizes. The LEAF Awards recognise excellence in international architectural, design and building, with the winner being announced tonight.