PAUL Butler is gearing up for another big bout at Liverpool’s Echo Arena as he looks to continue an impressive start to his professional career.
The 22-year-old from Great Sutton will be on the undercard of the WBO super-featherweight title fight between Ricky Burns and Nicky Cook on Saturday, July 16.
After seeing off the challenges of Anwar Alfadli and Francis Croes in his first two professional fights, ‘Baby-Faced Assassin’ Butler will now face a sterner test in the form of Mike Robinson at super-bantamweight.
Dad Paul Butler Senior reckons his son can overcome the 26-year-old Liverpudlian.
“Paul’s in great shape at the moment and is really confident ahead of this fight. He’s looking tremendous,” said Butler Snr.
“He’s totally ready for it and is really looking forward to boxing in front of a big crowd at the Echo.
“He’s boxed there before and won. He just thrives on the occasion and the support he gets from the crowd. Paul wants to put on a show.”
Since signing with boxing supremo Frank Warren last year, Butler Jnr – a graduate from the Vauxhall Motors ABC gym in Little Sutton – has made a big impression.
“Frank Warren and the rest of the promotion company is made up with how Paul is performing so far,” said Butler Snr.