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Eubank Jnr Added To ‘Rampage’

Dennis Hobson hailed the huge media turnout, and welcomed the return of big-time boxing to the North East, as IBF world bantamweight champion Stuart Hall came face-to-face with challenger Paul Butler at today’s ‘Rampage’ press conference.

Darlington’s Hall and Ellesmere Port’s Butler will battle it out at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday June 7, and both exuded confidence at the media event and insisted they would be triumphant at final bell.

“When you get a day like today, with such a big turnout, there’s nothing like a big boxing night,” explained Hobson.  “We’ve got a great team now and in two years’ time, you see how many champions we’ll have in our stable.  And these are the kinds of fights, and nights, we want to carry on putting together.

“We’ve had so much press here today because this is a proper, proper fight.  We’ve got two British kids who are competing for the top prize.  We don’t win anything at football, but on the world scene this country is winning things consistently in boxing.

“Promoters inside the game should have a rethink and say ‘if we pull together’ then we’ll get more space on the back pages.  Nobody can have all the pie; it’s no good for anybody, not even the person that’s got all the pie, because at some stage it will fall apart.”

At the press conference, in an unexpected announcement, Queensberry Promotions’ Francis Warren revealed that undefeated maverick Chris Eubank Jnr had been added to an already terrific bill.  The son of former world champion Chris Eubank, who was involved in his own British classics with Nigel Benn, is currently 15-0, with ten KOs.

“It’s a great coup,” said Dennis.  “Francis has done well to broker it and Eubank always brings some colour to proceedings.  He’s a charismatic fella’ and he is one of the up and coming major talents.  He’ll add something to any bill and it just shows our ambition and how much we want to achieve moving forwards.  I’m looking forward to seeing how he performs.”

Stuart Hall defends his IBF world bantamweight title against Paul Butler at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on June 7.  Also appearing will be Birtley’s British cruiserweight champion Jon-Lewis Dickinson taking on Commonwealth ruler Ovill McKenzie; Guisborough’s Josh Leather; Sedgefield’s Bradley Saunders; Brighton’s Chris Eubank Jnr, County Durham’s Thomas Patrick Ward; Doncaster’s Dave Allen and Jason Cunningham; Sunderland’s Jordan King; Wales’ Rhys Evans; Northumberland’s Lewis Scott.  Young Fury, brother of Tyson, will make his debut.

There are some tickets priced at £40 and £75 still available via Box Office 0844 493 6666 (VIP Packages 0114 243 4443) or from dennishobson.com