Advertisement
Advertisement

Paul Butler Hopes to Fight For Second World Title in Oct

By Shaun Brown

Former IBF Bantamweight champion, Paul Butler, 16-0 (8) expects his next contest to be for another world title at his more natural weight of super-flyweight.

The 25 year old was in Croatia when ‘Scene caught up with him and the Merseysider said it wasn’t difficult to vacate the title he won against Stuart Hall 16-3 (7) early last month.

“I thought it would be but I think it’s because I had it in my head all along that I’d vacate and it hasn’t just been sprung upon me that I had to,” he explained.

And Butler said it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that he has decided to give up a world title without making a defence of it.

“The night Stuey Hall won the title against [Vusi] Malinga, I got asked if I fancied the job and I said ‘Yeah but I don’t really fancy staying at bantamweight’ and my team asked ‘What would think about winning the title and dropping back down?’”

“There’s interviews out there where I said it’d be an option to drop back down I just think being a two-weight world champion in 17 fights seems pretty good to me. I’m not a bantamweight and I won’t be for a couple of years that’s why I’m dropping back down to my natural weight.”

Butler hopes to be back out in October at the Echo Arena, Liverpool in front of his home fans and hopes his promoter, Frank Warren, can deliver one of the world champions at 115lbs to his backyard.

“I said I wouldn’t vacate unless I was more or less guaranteed a world title shot because I don’t want to go from being a world champion to into an eliminator or a final eliminator. I want to be straight back in for a world title. I’ve proved myself now and I want another world title. 115lbs is my weight and I want to dominate at that weight for a couple of years.”

Please send news and views to [email protected] or @shaun_brown on Twitter.

Tags: Paul Butler image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines David Haye: Joshua is Not Anywhere Near Enough To Beat Me! Arum: Pacquiao's Options Are Broner, Danny Garcia, Crawford Joshua on Wilder: I'm On My Way To America, SHO Backing Me Porter: I Beat Thurman, We Need That Rematch - Fans Want It! Mike Alvarado Struggles in Win: Matt Korobov Decisions Vera Justin DeLoach Wins Big Over Junior Castillo Thurman Confident of Win: I Rocked Porter a Few Times Keith Thurman Edges Shawn Porter To Win a War at Barclays Keith Thurman vs. Shawn Porter LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jarrett Hurd Drops, Stops Oscar Molina in The Tenth Round DiBella: Thurman-Porter Will Determine Mayweather's Successor Daniel Jacobs Becomes The Face of Brooklyn Boxing K. Porter Doubts Impressive Win Will Secure Floyd Mayweather Video: Jarrett Hurd, Oscar Molina Discuss Their Showdown Anthony Joshua Beats Down, Knocks Breazeale Out in Seven Adam Kownacki, David Benavidez, Hardy Win at Barclays Jack Obermayer, Legendary Award Winning Scribe Passes Away Mikey Garcia-Elio Rojas Set For Santa-Frampton on 7/30 George Groves Powers Past Martin Murray For Decision Win Video: Bob Arum on Thurman vs. Porter, Crawford, More Eubank Jr. Warns Gennady Golovkin: - I'm Coming For You! Thurman vs. Porter on CBS: CompuBox Historical Review Eubank Jr. Drops Doran Four Times For TKO, Golovkin Next? Conor Benn With Brutal First Round Knockout of Lukas Radic Dillian Whyte Knocks Out Ivica Bacurin in Six Rounds Anthony Joshua: I Need To Break Dominic Breazeale Right Down Porter: Won’t Be a Brook Performance From Me; I Want Rematch Breazeale To Anthony Joshua: There is a New Lion in Town Photos: Jason Sosa Gets Off The Deck, Stops Javier Fortuna Joshua-Breazeale on Showtime: CompuBox Historical Review Felix Cash, Anthony Ogogo, Andrea Scarpa, Kal Yafai Win at O2 Eubank: Is Golovkin Ready To Step Up? Fight Someone Not Scared! Frank Warren Tabs Andre Ward To Overcome Sergey Kovalev Oscar Molina, Jarrett Hurd Aim to Make Most of Surprise CBS Slot Porter: Fighting Me Will Be A Shock To Keith Thurman's System Arum: Ramirez Confident of What He Can Do Against Golovkin Frank Warren To Hearn: Joshua is Number 1? Let Him Prove It! Daily Bread Mailbag: Danny Garcia, Lomachenko, Thurman, More Semajay Thomas Embraces How Boxing Changed His Life Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep Easily Stops Outmatched Opponent
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement