THE FANS DEMANDS MCDONNELL v HALL
FRANK MALONEY says he is under pressure from the fans to make a triple bantamweight title fight between Jamie McDonnell and Stuey Hall.
The promoter wants to stage the big battle in September and hopes to meet with Commonwealth and European champion McDonnell’s team in the next two weeks to discuss terms.
Maloney believes Hall (11-0-1) would sign for the fight instantly and the British champ added: “I will fight McDonnell in his own back yard.”
Doncaster’s McDonnell (17-2-1) retained his Commonwealth title on Saturday easily outpointing Kenyan Nick Otieno, but has suggested he is already a level above Hall.
Maloney says: “The best are fighting the best domestically and Jamie against Stuey is a natural between two top drawer fighters.
“I think Jamie and his team are reluctant to travel to the north-east and perhaps it could happen in Doncaster even though I believe the fight generates more money in Darlington or Sunderland.
“I have one more show left this season and in an ideal world it would be a great way to kick off the new term.
“It will mean a lot more to the public for Jamie to tackle Stuey than a European they are not so familiar with.
“I believe the winner will go onto a world title fight and that should be a big enough lure for both fighters.
“It is a fight TV viewers will love and I am sure Sky Sports would love to broadcast what looks a pick ‘em fight’ fight and a fight that will go along way to restoring the credibility of British Boxing and pushing our sport back into the mainstream once again in a positive light.