Advertisement
Advertisement

Paul Butler Will Get Crucial Fight on Copper Box Bill

Super-flyweight sensation Paul Butler will challenge for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental title at the Copper Box Arena in London on Saturday 21st September, bringing the number of title fights to SIX on the grand opening night.

The British and Commonwealth Champion from Ellesmere Port aims to add a third title belt to his collection - with the challenger to be announced shortly - and knows that a win will also get him an important ranking in the WBO as he continues his march towards a world title.

Butler, who’s unbeaten in 12 fights with 7 knockouts, will feature alongside Billy Joe Saunders’ British Middleweight title showdown against John Ryder, plus Dereck Chisora challenging for the European Heavyweight title, Frankie Gavin defending his British Welterweight title, Liam Walsh’s Commonwealth and Vacant WBO International Super-Featherweight title fight against Joe Murray, and Mitchell Smith v Scott Moises for the Vacant Southern Area Super-Featherweight Championship.

All fights will be live and exclusive on the Channel of Champions BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Hard-hitting Butler put on a stunning performance against Najah Ali in June, stopping him in four rounds to retain his Commonwealth belt, but damaged his hand in the fight which meant he had to sit out of the Wembley Arena show last month.

“I’m delighted that my promoter Frank Warren has got me on the Copper Box Arena next month after missing out on Wembley Arena due to my hand injury.  I’m alongside the big names of British boxing like Dereck Chisora, Billy Joe Saunders, Frankie Gavin and Liam Walsh so it’s set to be a great night showcasing the best in British boxing,” Said Butler.

“Everyone has been talking about what a great venue it is and how it’s perfect for boxing so I can’t wait to fight there in front of my loyal fans and give them a show to really raise the roof with on the opening night,”

“It’s onwards and upwards towards the WBO Intercontinental title now and it’s a crucial fight to win to give me the ranking that I’m after.  I’m a long way off world titles, but I’m excited to be moving into world class and mixing it with these guys now.”

Butler, 24, is currently in Crete at a family wedding, but that hasn’t meant he has missed out on starting training for his big date next month.

He added, “While I’ve been out here I’ve been running up a few mountains and getting my core fitness training started.  It’s pretty hot out here, but it beats pounding the streets back home!  My hand is good to go now and when I’m back home with my trainer Anthony Farnell we’ll starting working on punching the pads and bag again.”

Tickets for the Copper Box Arena show are priced at:

£40 Upper Concourse

£50 Lower Seating Bowl

£70 Floor

£120 Ringside

And are available now from:

Eventim*

Box Office: 0844 269 1000

www.eventim.co.uk

*Tickets will be subject to a booking fee.

Tags: Paul Butler image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 08-07-2013

The belt may mean nothing but if a big rankings boost comes along with it it's a very significant fight.

Comment by Mick Higgs on 08-07-2013

I'm in agreement with Kilrain here. The WBO intercontinental belt means nothing. However with the EBU not recognising the super flyweight division where's he to go?

Comment by Los Zetas on 08-06-2013

I want to know Chisora's damn opponent. I live 1 mile from the copper box so it's worth me going if someone fights him.

Comment by Kilrain on 08-06-2013

When I hear crucial fight, I think meaningful fight. WBO Intercontinental title? GTFO.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (4)
Top Headlines Hands of Stone - Ramirez Credits Roberto Duran as Mentor Gilberto Ramirez Starts Next Stage, Aims To Return By Year's End Murat Gassiev: Lebedev Improved A lot Since Hiring Roach Abel Ramos faces veteran Juan Jesus Rivera in Phoenix, Arizona Chisora's Coach: Joshua is Better Than Fury, But Haye Beats Him Ishe Smith Discusses Training Camp, Fighting Frank Galarza Shakur Stevenson, Nico Hernandez To Get Honored at Home Smith: Canelo Ducked Golovkin, Talk of Pacquiao is Embarrassing! Mayweather Promotions' Titans of the Trade on September 17 Eubank Jr: Saunders is Extremely Boring, I Want 50-50 For Rematch Karim Mayfield Vents Over Bakhtiyar Eyubov Loss, Wants Rematch Marrero Reflects on Latest Win, Remains in Pursuit of Zambrano Burns-Relikh Title Fight Confirmed For October 7 in Glasgow Demetrius Andrade Ready For Culcay in Germany, SHO on Board? De La Hoya is Firm: Canelo Will Out-Sell Both Pacquiao Fights! Golovkin's Coach Rips Carl Froch: He Retired, Didn't Back Up Talk Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin, Ward, Kovalev, Team USA, More Mike Lee Faces Chris Traietti, September 30 at UIC Forum Juan Manuel Lopez Medically Cleared To Fight Wilfredo Vazquez Carlos Sanchez Aims To Continue KO Streak in Montebello Golovkin-Brook: Callum Smith, Kid Galahad, McDonnell Added Brook Baits Golovkin: You Want Respect? Show Me That Power! Avni Yildirim Ready For Aaron Pryor Jr. Clash in Berlin Despite Backlash, Luis Ortiz Envisions Brighter Future Williams on Brook Sparring: He's on Another Level To Golovkin! Jose Felix Pumped For Return, Hopes To Get Terry Flanagan Canelo, Conor McGregor Trade Words Over 'Cherry Picking' Claim Cuadras: Chocolatito Has an Appointment With a Knockout Photos: Christian Gonzalez, Edgar Valerio, Nava Open Workouts Photos: Danny Roman, LaRon Mitchell Ready For 'New Blood' Photos: Guerrero vs. Peralta, Angulo vs. Hernandez Face To Face Roberto Duran's 'No Mas' Trunks Hit The Auction Block Photos: Tishchenko Honored For Gold Medal By Vladimir Putin Fox Sports 1 Pleased With Latest Ratings Figure For PBC Show Guy Robb Vows To Control Pace and Outbox Miguel Marriaga Michael Conlan Has NO FEAR of AIBA's Threats of Action Jose Benavidez's Father Gives Details, Update on Son's Shooting Tomasz Adamek Ponders a Final Ring Return For 2017 Canelo: A Shame Mexicans Criticize Their Athletes So Much! Nietes vs. Sosa: Mark Magsayo To Face Garcia on The Undercard
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement