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Region celebrating historic boxing win

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.

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Region celebrating historic boxing win

Stuart Hall celebrating victory. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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.

Stuart Hall was presented with his belt after victory over South African Vusi Malinga during their IBF Bantamweight title fight in Leeds. Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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