The Clash of the Clans at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle is being billed as the biggest night of boxing the North East has even seen.
Reigning IBM Bantamweight World Champion Stuart Hall, from Darlington, is challenged by County Durham's Martin Ward.
There is a host of other North East talent on the bill.
Simon O'Rourke reports.
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