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Paul Butler Nears Jamie McDonnell Clash After Routine Win

By Elliot Foster

Paul Butler will look to move on towards a world title after adding another win to his impressive ledger.

The Ellesmere Port bantamweight, who teamed up with Joe Gallagher last year and now has three wins under the tutelage of the Bolton-based man, is targeting a showdown with WBA ‘regular’ king Jamie McDonnell.

Butler got a victory at Manchester Arena, as part of the inaugural BT Sport and BoxNation bill which will be topped by the WBO lightweight title showdown between champion Terry Flanagan and number two-rated challenger Petr Petrov.

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In truth, it was a one-sided mismatch –– against Argentina’s Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz –– which the referee Phil Edwards called to a halt after just two minutes and 14 seconds of round four.

Butler told Boxing Scene recently that the fight with McDonnell is close and the hope is that an announcement will be made in due course regarding the fight being rubber-stamped.

Carlos Ruben Dario Ruiz, who was never really in the fight with ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ slipped to 21-10 with 10 early in defeat.

Meanwhile, Jordan Thompson iced Jevgenijs Andrejevs inside two rounds earlier in the card.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by giacomino on 04-08-2017

Butler fighting nobody but cupcakes but he'll get a title shot in UK

Comment by Kilrain on 04-08-2017

Why's a 27 year old ex-world champion fighting someone with 9 losses in an 8-rounder waaaay down a bill? F ucking pointless.

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