Hall Gets Caballero Crack For Vacant World Strap

By Elliot Foster (@FreelanceFoz)

Former world bantamweight champion Stuart Hall will get the chance to claim global glory for the second time before the year is out.

The 34-year-old Darlington man, who lost the IBF belt to undefeated Merseysider Paul Butler last month, looks set to take on mandatory challenger Randy Caballero for the vacant bauble in the coming months after the governing body today sanctioned the scrap.

This golden chance for Hall, who openly admits to being an Ibiza party boy before turning his life around to become a world champion, comes after 25-year-old Butler relinquished the title in favour of a step back down in weight to his more natural super flyweight, where he reigned as British and Commonwealth champion before making the three-pound step up to bantamweight.

American Caballero, who is promoted by Golden Boy in the States, will face Hall at the second time of asking after kindly agreeing to step aside to allow another all-British dust-up.

No definitive date or venue has yet been set for the clash but more details, along with the broadcaster of the contest, will be released in due course.

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