Hall vs Ward

Stuart Hall Martin Ward

Hall Ward

Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle

29 March 2014, 19:00:00



The IBF World Bantamweight Championship

Post-fight analysis

Hall retains his title after clash of heads leads to technical draw

It was an anti climax in Newcastle as Stuey Hall retained his IBF World Bantamweight title after Martin Ward suffered a nasty cut over his right eye after an accidental clash of heads.

The fight was stopped in the second by Marcus McDonnell, who ruled the fight a technical draw (no contest) as the fight hadn't completed the minimum requirement of four rounds.


Pre-fight analysis

Stuart Hall makes a first defense of his IBF Bantamweight strap, won against Vusi Malinga on BoxNation in December, against fellow County Durham resident Martin Ward.

Stuart Hall

Gavin vs Shikukutu

Frankie Gavin Sacky Shikukutu

Gavin Shikukutu

29 March 2014, 19:00:00

The Commonwealth Welterweight Championship

Post-fight analysis

Gavin eases to UD over tough Shikukutu after second round knockdown

Frankie Gavin recovered from a shock second round knockdown to secure a second defence of his Commonwealth Welterweight title against the awkward and tough Namibian Sacky Shikukutu.

The Birmingham ace suffered the first knockdown of his career in the second round, although later said that he'd slipped, but recovered well and really grew into the late stages of the fight to tame the wild and dangerous Namibian.

And Gavin really asserted his control in the championship rounds to heavily sway the scorecards in his favour, which came back 118-109, 117-111, 118-109 for the Brummie southpaw.

Pre-fight analysis

Gavin set for Shikukutu test as he eyes second Commonwealth defence

Unbeaten star Frankie Gavin hunts for his second Commonwealth Welterweight title defence against Namibia's Sacky Shikukutu.

Frankie Gavin

The 28-year-old knows that a win over the WBO's #14 welterweight will only improve his chances of moving towards world level in 2014.

The WBO already rate Gavin as the world's sixth best and he's mixing it with the likes of world title holder Timothy Bradley, Manny Pacquiao, Bethel Ushona, Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi near the top of their rankings.