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Paul Butler Will Get Crucial Fight on Copper Box Bill
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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, whos 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 Walshs 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.

Im 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. Im alongside the big names of British boxing like Dereck Chisora, Billy Joe Saunders, Frankie Gavin and Liam Walsh so its 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 its perfect for boxing so I cant 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,

Its onwards and upwards towards the WBO Intercontinental title now and its a crucial fight to win to give me the ranking that Im after. Im a long way off world titles, but Im 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 hasnt meant he has missed out on starting training for his big date next month.

He added, While Ive been out here Ive been running up a few mountains and getting my core fitness training started. Its pretty hot out here, but it beats pounding the streets back home! My hand is good to go now and when Im back home with my trainer Anthony Farnell well 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:


Box Office: 0844 269 1000

*Tickets will be subject to a booking fee.

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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.

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