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Stuart Hall has spoken to ITV News Tyne Tees after winning the IBF world bantamweight title.
The Darlington boxer is the first person from the North East to win a world title since Glenn McCrory's triumph in 1989.
"It's starting to sink in today", he said. "You've got to be willing to die in there to win a world title", he added.
The region is celebrating its first World Boxing Champion in a generation.
Darlington's Stuart Hall thrashed South Africa's Vusi Malinga, claiming the IBF Bantamweight title in Leeds last night.
Until now, Glenn McCrory was the only North East Boxer to win a world title 24 years ago. But Stuart has joined him in the region's sporting hall of fame.
It could be an historic weekend for North East boxing, if Stuart Hall becomes only the second world champion from this region. He fights Vusi Malinga for the IBF bantamweight title in Leeds this weekend.
Our Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke spoke to the first North East world champion, Glenn McCrory, about Hall's chances.
Stuart Hall said there will be no excuses at his fight for the vacant IBF bantamweight title in Leeds. He said training went well and he is ready to take on Vusi Malinga.
Hall spoke to ITV Yorkshire's Sports Correspondent John Shires about his preparation.
Darlington's Stuart Hall said there will be sparks flying in the ring when he takes on Vusi Malinga for the IBF bantamweight world title this weekend. He said both men "like to come forward" and he was looking forward to a tear-up.
Glenn McCrory said he was prepared to die for the boxing world title, when he won it 25 years ago. He became the first man from the North East to win it, and Darlington's Stuart Hall could join him if he beats Vusi Malinga this weekend.
McCrory said Hall can do it, if he wants it enough.
Darlington's Stuart Hall fights South Africa's Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF Bantamweight title this weekend.
Our Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke spoke to the last man from the North East to win the title, Glenn McCrory, who won it 25 years ago.
He started by asking him whether Hall can win.