Ricky Hatton Hails Paul Butler As The New Hitman

British great Ricky Hatton has hailed Paul Butler as the new “Hitman” ahead of the Ellesmere Port ace’s big world title fight tomorrow night (Saturday 7th June).

Unbeaten Butler, 25, faces the biggest test of his career when he challenges Stuart Hall for his IBF World Bantamweight title at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/HD 490 and Virgin Ch. 546).

Butler’s all-action, hard-hitting, style, which focuses on rib-crunching body shot, has halted eight out of 15 opponents early, and is similar to the style that Hatton thrilled his legion of fans with in his heyday.

Hatton, a former four-time and two-weight world champion, says that watching Butler in action is like seeing himself in the ring a decade ago.

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Paul Butler Interview

Fight fans should finally discover the full extent of Paul Butler’s precocious talent this Saturday when he challenges Darlington’s iron tough IBF bantam boss Stuey Hall at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena.

A former world class amateur, the 25 year old from Ellesmere Port cruised to British and Commonwealth honours plus a string of InterContinental belts down at super-fly whilst posting perfect 15-0 stats as a pro. And the media have been left drooling over his silky skills and rib bending body attacks.

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Paul Butler Interview

PAUL BUTLER: “IF YOU’D TOLD ME I COULD BE BRITISH AND COMMONWEALTH CHAMPION BY MY 11th FIGHT, I’D HAVE LAUGHED AT YOU

In the 33 year history of the 115lb super-flyweight division, Britain is yet to produce a world champion. 
However, there is a growing swell of opinion that Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler could be the man to break the mould.

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