HALL TO BATTLE POWER IN REMATCH FOR BRITISH BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE ON GFL
Press Release: July 21, 2010
This weekend the first of two big fight cards on separate sides of the Atlantic Ocean will be showcased on www.gofightlive.tv that will originate from two separate continents and both will be available for FREE!!!
First on Friday night in England, Stuart Hall will battle Martin Power for the British Bantamweight title in a rematch of a great fight that occurred just ten months ago.
The show is promoted by Frank Maloney Promotions This card can be seen FREE of charge on July 29th by clicking: http://www.gofightlive.tv/showEvent.do?eventId=735
In the first fight, Hall came back to stop Power in eight rounds, despite suffering a cut on his head in the very first round.
Hall has a record of 8-0-1 with four knockouts and won the British title with an eighth round stoppage over the much more experienced Ian Napa on June 4th.
Power has a record of 21-5 with nine knockouts and is a former British Bantamweight champion himself.
Power won his first sixteen fights before winning the British crown with a twelve round unanimous decision over Dale Robinson (17-1) on May 20, 2005.
Power defended the belt twice, including a win over Napa before stepping up and being stopped in nine by Tshifhiwa Munyai for the vacant Commonwealth title. Seven months later, Munyai stopped Power in four in the rematch.
Despite the losses, Power still had British title but that was short lived as Napa came back to take a twelve round unanimous decision to claim the British title.
After losing to Hall, Power won his last bout when he stopped Matthew Edmonds (10-3) on December 11th in five rounds.
In the ten round co-feature, Dean Harrison will battle Nigel Wright for the vacant English Jr. Welterweight title.
Harrison has a record of 16-3 with five knockouts and will be fighting for the fourth time with a belt on the line.
After winning his first twelve bouts, Harrison lost in a bid to win the English Light Welterweight title to Scott Haywood when he lost a decision by one point.
After two more wins, Harrison was stopped in four rounds by Paul McCloskey (18-0) in an attempt to win the British Jr. Welterweight title.
This past March 14th, Harrison captured the Midlands Jr. Welterweight title with a first round knockout over Ben Lawler.
Wright has a record of 21-6 with nine knockouts. He is no stranger to championship fights himself as this will be his ninth fight for a belt.
After going 12-1 in his first thirteen bouts, Wright won the English Light Welterweight title with a seventh round stoppage over Dean Hickman in 2005. He defended that belt twice before challenging for the British title and dropping a unanimous decision to Lenny Daws.
He reclaimed the English Light Welterweight title with decision over Gary Reid and retained it with a draw with Daws in the rematch.
In his last two title opportunities, Wright challenged the undefeated Ajose Olusgun (21-0 & 26-0) twice for the Commonwealth title before losing close hotly contested decisions. In his last bout, Wright scored an eight round decision over former world champion, Alex Arthur (27-2) on December 5th in New Castle.
Another exciting bout featuring 2008 Olympic Bronze Medal winner, Tony Jeffries (8-0, 5 KO’s) will battle Michael Banbula (10-25-3) in a Light Heavyweight bout scheduled for eight rounds.