PAUL Butler has been handed a tough test against an undefeated fighter from Chile as he looks to continue his journey towards a world title.
The 24-year-old from Great Sutton will take on Miguel Gonzalez in London on Saturday, September 21.
Butler boxes as part of promoter Frank Warren’s show at the Copper Box venue in the capital which is headlined by the British middleweight clash between Billy Joe Saunders and John Ryder.
The former Vauxhall Motors ABC amateur takes on Gonzalez in a contest for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title. Butler also hopes the 12-round bout will also be for the IBF Intercontinental strap as well.
Gonzalez has won all 16 of his fights, five by stoppage, and claimed the WBC South American super-flyweight title in his last contest.
“My trainer Arnie Farnell has watched footage of Gonzalez and says he is a short, stocky kid,” said Butler.
“We think he’ll tuck up and then let the shots go when he’s inside.
“So I plan on keeping it long for a few rounds before starting to throwing some shots downstairs.”
Tickets are priced ï¿½40 for upper concourse, ï¿½50 for lower seating bowl, ï¿½70 for floor and ï¿½120 ringside. They are available from www.eventim.co.uk .