Boxing
 
               === Hall beats Malinga for bantamweight title ===
 
 Yorkshire,  United Kingdom (SportsNetwork.com) - Stuart Hall earned a 12-round
 unanimous decision over Vusi Malinga to win the vacant IBF bantamweight title.
 
 Two judges scored the bout 117-110 and the other had it 116-111.
 
 The  33-year-old Hall (16-2-1), a native of Darlington, hasn't lost since July
 of last year.
 
 Malinga  (21-5-1), who  is from  South Africa,  was in  his third  world title
 fight.  He also  suffered a defeat to Leo  Santa Cruz in June of 2012 for this
 same  belt and was a first-round TKO loser to Hozumi Hasegawa in 2009 in a WBC
 bantamweight title bout.
 
 
 12/21 20:31:59 ET

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