|Stuart Hall wins Lonsdale belt outright|
Stuart Hall won the bantamweight Lonsdale belt outright on Saturday night, stopping Liverpool challenger John Donnelly in round five, with a good performance, but expected result at the Rainton Meadows Arena in Sunderland.
The victory takes Halls record to 11-0,1, 7 KO’s and he can now put the Lonsdale belt in a case and on his wall as his own possesion to keep forever.
Place had to take a big left hook to the whiskers in the second round that staggered him backwards as he pulled away from the effect of the shot.
Place shown no ill effects and swiftly got back into his rhythm of hitting Watson hard to body and head, breaking down the durable Geordie to eventually stop him in the 5th after a sustained attack that had Watson sagging on the ropes as referee John Keane jumped in to stop the fight.