Paul Butler is just one win away from another shot at World honours.
Standing in his way on June 4’s big show in Liverpool, the tongue twisting Thai terror Petchbarngborn Kokietgym.
“We’ve got a lad from Thailand, I can’t pronounce his name! He’s a good kid, he’s boxed at a good level before. I’m in for a tough fight but I fancy my chances,” revealed Butler.
The former World Bantamweight Champion is firmly back in the World Title hunt and has eyes on the WBO World Title down at Super-Flyweight.
“We’re back to where I belong – Hopefully after this fight, challenging for World Titles. Inoue has just won, apparently the Title could become vacant and I could fight for it,” explained the Ellesmere Port ace to the Cassius and Helder show.
Butler stopped Sebastian Sanchez back on March 12’s show in Liverpool to continue his KO streak to four in a row.
“I’ve had four fights since Tete and won all four. My last performance wasn’t too good, but you have to get on with the job.”
The 27 year old has since had a change of trainer moving from Arnie Farnell to Oliver Harrison.
“I felt like I needed a change, I was a little bit flat. Nothing against Arnie, it was the hardest decision I’ve had to make. It was horrible to do but I’ve moved trainers to Oliver Harrison. He has new ideas and I believe he’ll get an extra 10/15% out of me.”
Plans are deep in motion for the Kokietgym fight with Harrison at the helm.
“The plan is to work him and take him out of his comfort zone and hopefully the gaps will come,” said Butler.
One fight that has potentially gone though is the proposed dust up with stable mate, Jamie Conlan who just came through a fight of the year contender with Anthony Nelson.
“I watched it, unbelievable fight! When he dropped him early I thought it would be all over. But fair play to Nelson – They were up and down like yoyos!”
The 'Baby Faced Assassin' continued: “As far as a fight with me and Jamie goes I think it’s dead in the water now to be honest. He should be dealing with those comfortably if he’s World level. After watching that, I honestly would be surprised if he lasted three rounds with me.”
Watch Paul Butler’s World Title final eliminator live on BoxNation, Saturday 4 June!