Paul Butler goes looking for boxing immortality in December when he faces Naoya Inoue for the undisputed world bantamweight title.
The WBO champion tackles Japanese hero Inoue, on the Ariake Area in Tokyo, on Tuesday, December 13 on a historic evening for the game, promoted by Ohashi Promotion and Teiken Promotions in affiliation with Probellum.
Inoue holds the IBF, WBA and WBC belts and desires to wash up the division earlier than shifting up in weight – however two-time world champion Butler holds the lacking piece of the puzzle.
And the fighter from Ellesmere Port, within the UK, heads to the Land of the Rising Solar, absolutely intent on turning into boxing’s first undisputed bantamweight champion in half a century and scoring one of many largest away wins by a British fighter ever.
Paul Butler mentioned: “I’ve been boxing for over 20 years and all of the successes and set-backs have led me right here, to the most important battle of my profession, with the most important prize within the sport on supply.
“I’m underneath no illusions as to the scale of the duty that faces me, however I’ve been going to mattress dreaming of turning into the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world.
“Inoue is an outstanding fighter however not one particular person ought to be underestimating me, my expertise, or my resolve. I’m going to Japan to jot down my title into the historical past of our sport.”
Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum, mentioned: “It doesn’t get any greater than this, however Paul Butler is able to carve out historical past, trigger a seismic upset and return dwelling because the undisputed world bantamweight champion.
“All of us recognize how good Naoya Inoue is, we have now seen it repeatedly, however the individuals who actually know Paul, know what he’s product of and the larger the problem, the larger his efficiency will likely be.”
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