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Darlington's Stuart Hall is preparing to defend his IBF Bantamweight world crown against West Rainton's Martin Ward on March 29

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Boxer Stuart Hall to defend title against North East opponent

Hall will defend his title against Ward in March. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

World IBF Bantamweight champion Stuart Hall is discussing his upcoming fight to defend his title.

World IBF Bantamweight champion, Stuart Hall. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

He won the title after beating Vusi Malinga at Leeds’ First Direct Arena in December.

His first title defence will be against North East opponent Martin Ward in March.

The pair came face-to-face at a press conference earlier.

Stuart Hall, left and Martin Ward, right. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

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