IBF and Golden Boy approve Hall v Butler with Caballero stipulation

Phil Jay 15/05/2014

Stuart Hall’s IBF bantamweight title clash against Paul Butler has now been confirmed by the International Boxing Federation after the organisation held talks with mandatory challenger Randy Caballero’s promoters Golden Boy.

WBN were informed the news by the IBF Chairman Lindsey Tucker following a letter being sent to Hall’s promoter Dennis Hobson, leaving both him and Butler’s handler Frank Warren free to continue with plans for the Newcastle show on June 7.

The one and only stipulation that came from discussions between the IBF and Golden Boy was that the winner must face unbeaten Caballero next once the dust settles on the Metro Radio Arena clash.

“We received a call from Golden Boy Promotions stating that they no longer had any objections to Stuart Hall fighting Paul Butler as long as the winner fights Randy Caballero next,” Tucker explained to World Boxing News.

“Based on that information, the IBF agreed to allow the fight to happen with the condition that the winner must fight Randy Caballero within 90 days. The letter went out to Dennis on Thursday afternoon.”

Hall v Butler has been much-publicised already with press conferences and media calls as the two Britons get ready to battle it out for the coveted red belt. Fans with tickets can now breathe a sigh of relief as all parties have now agreed a compromise.

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