Fresh from his punch perfect performance against Alexis Ruiz in Bolton, Paul Butler and new trainer Joe Gallagher were both delighted with the one-sided 10-round dominance.
The 27-year-old faced Mexican Ruiz at the Macron Stadium Premier Suite on Saturday night, and claimed a wide 99-92 points decision victory.
“I stuck to the instructions. I’ve been with Joe for about 10 weeks now, and he’s been drilling things into me, just minor things,” he said in a post-fight interview with Steve Bunce.
“Today as I was going left hook to the body, normally I stand there and now and again I get caught at the back of the head, but I was rolling out. I felt good!”
The Ellesmere Port ace added: “The straight shots to the body - the jabs and the right hands which we’ve been working on - I think they started taking their toll around [round] six or seven.”
Gallagher was impressed with the ‘Baby Faced Assassin’, describing the performance as “punch perfect” before outlining his plans moving forward.
“At times I thought ‘I’m not sure you’ll see as many good rounds of fighters boxing technically’, especially his shot selection and movement. It’s still a work in progress, there’s other things we’ve got to work on,” said the trainer.
“I’ve not got to change him from a Ricky Hatton to a Floyd Mayweather, it’s fine-tuning and making those adjustments. That was a good 10 rounds under the belt, I’d love for him to be out on November 26th [in Cardiff].”
Butler’s masterclass in Bolton has paved the way to a number of possible World Title shots, including two mouth-watering domestic clashes at 118lbs.
“There’s lot of action with the titles from now until Christmas. Let’s see whether [Jamie] McDonnell and [Lee] Haskins are still champions. Taking a scalp like McDonnell would be kudos for Paul,” said Gallagher.
In June 2014 Butler lifted the IBF Bantamweight crown after defeating Stuart Hall, but vacated the belt a month later. “I wouldn’t mind a shot at my old IBF Title, Haskins has got it. I’d like a crack at that, if Haskins is ready we can get that on next year,” he added.
Watch the full interview with Paul Butler and Joe Gallagher below: