Stuart Hall handed opportunity to reclaim IBF bantamweight title

Commonwealth and IBF Intercontinental Champion Stuart Hall during a press conference on October 29, 2013
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British bantamweight Stuart Hall will face mandatory challenger Randy Caballero for the vacant IBF title later this year.

British bantamweight Stuart Hall will be given the opportunity to reclaim the IBF title in an encounter with mandatory challenger Randy Caballero.

Hall suffered defeat on a split decision to Paul Butler last month, but the new champion has opted to drop back down to the super-flyweight division.

Butler's decision quickly resulted in Hall's camp making a case with the IBF that the 34-year-old deserved a chance to win back his title, and their request has been granted by the governing body.

The date and venue of the contest have yet to be decided, but Hall is likely to enter the fight as an underdog against the American, who is undefeated in 21 matches.

David Price of England poses with the belts following his British & Commonwealth Heavyweight title fight against Matt Skelton of England at Aintree Racecourse on November 30, 2012
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