Ahead of appearing on the MGM Glasgow card this Saturday, Paul Butler has talked up a huge domestic clash with Jamie McDonnell.
Butler recently teamed up with Joe Gallagher and hopes to fight for another World Title next year, targeting the WBA ‘regular’ Bantamweight Champion.
Speaking to PT Boxing, he said: “We’re up in Scotland on the 3rd for a 10-rounder. Hopefully we’ll then push on and have a big 2017.
“I’ll be pushing on for a World Title in 2017. I wanted the Jamie McDonnell fight when I had the IBF [belt]. It couldn’t be made because Randy Caballero was the mandatory and we were going back down in weight.”
In June 2014 the skilled Ellesmere Port fighter lifted the IBF bauble after a split decision victory over Stuart Hall. Now he hopes to face McDonnell in a bid to become a two-time World Champion.
“Now that’s a fight that can be made. I’m 100% confident in beating Jamie McDonnell. I think my style is all wrong for his, I’ve got the perfect style to beat him.
“I think he lost the other day [against Liborio Solis in Monte Carlo]. Jamie doesn’t carry much power and can be easily pushed back. Hopefully I can win another World Title at Bantamweight,” he added.
Paul Butler fights at the Paisley Lagoon Centre this weekend, alongside Billy Joe Saunders and Jack Catterall. Buy BoxNation to watch the fight.
Watch the full interview below: