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Jamie McDonnell could face Stuart Hall on Froch-Groves bill

Jamie McDonnell could be set to face Stuart Hall again - and this time for the world title

Jamie McDonnell could be set to face Stuart Hall again - and this time for the world title

  • by Liam Hoden
 

Jamie McDonnell could fight for his old IBF world title in a blockbuster support bout to the hugely anticipated rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves at Wembley.

Promoter Eddie Hearn told the Free Press last month he would be making a big offer to current IBF bantamweight champion Stuart Hall to face McDonnell (right).

And now the Matchroom Boxing chief has revealed he hopes to make the fight on the Froch-Groves undercard, on May 31 at Wembley.

He said: “I’ve made Stuart Hall a huge offer to fight Jamie McDonnell and hopefully he will take that.

“I would think he would want to fight on this show.”

Staging the bout relies on Hall making a successful defence of his world crown against Martin Ward in Newcastle on March 29. McDonnell is also pencilled in for a bout on April 19 in Manchester with a yet-to-be-named opponent.

Hall won the world title when vacant after McDonnell was stripped of it after the IBF declared he had failed to agree a defence.

Since becoming champion, Hall has faced constant questioning surrounding McDonnell and has consistently insisted he would like to face the Hatfield fighter, who he lost to at the Dome in 2011.

A meeting between the two would end the debate over which man is the ‘real’ world champion. It would also bring McDonnell back into contact with estranged manager Dennis Hobson, who began to guide Hall’s career after his bitter split with the 27-year-old last year.

 

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