PAUL Butler fought valiantly but was beaten by the fast hands of Birmingham City Police's Khalid Saeed Yafia in the finals of the ABA Senior Championships at York Hall, Bethnal Green.
He was representing Vauxhall Motors ABC and club secretary John Smurthwaite said: 'Khalid is another Amir Khan or Prince Naseem.
'I think the judge's buttons were broke though because he was not as far ahead of Paul as their scores indicated!'
'Paul is a great talent and hit back with a stiff jab and some good head and body attacks.
'But Khalid had already been given a huge advantage and Paul's efforts to close a 28-10 gap in the fourth were to no avail.'