PAUL Butler was given a taste of the big time as he maintained the perfect start to his professional career.
The Sky Sports cameras captured the best of the action as the 22-year-old from Great Sutton outclassed veteran Delroy Spencer on Saturday to make it four wins from four since making the step up from the amateur ranks.
It was the first time the satellite broadcaster had featured Butler in one of their live shows – and the highly rated super-flyweight responded by showing off the full range of his skills at the Liverpool Olympia.
The former ABA champion ran out a convincing 60-54 points winner after six one-sided three-minute rounds.
Butler, who watched the highlights from the fight on Monday, said: “I’m going to have sore hands for the rest of the week because I did everything I could to knock him out.
“But every time I got close he tried to grab hold of me and smother me. He’s 43 so that was his experience showing, but if he would have been a more inexperienced fighter I would have got rid of him.”
The victory acted as the ideal preparation for the two big fights Butler has coming up before Christmas.
The former Vauxhall Motors ABC star will make a third appearance at Liverpool’s Echo Arena next month on the undercard to Tony Bellew’s WBO world light-heavyweight title bout with Nathan Cleverly.
Butler, who will not be facing old foe Phil Smith at the October 15 event as first expected, is then being lined-up to take on newly crowned champion Yaqub Kareem for the Commonwealth super-flyweight belt.