PAUL BUTLER NOT SCARED BY NAOYA INOUE POWER AND RUBBISHES ‘DEATH-WISH’ CLAIMS
Paul Butler doesn’t concern the facility of boxing’s most fearsome puncher Naoya Inoue and has laughed off discuss of him having a ‘death-wish’.
Inoue served up a brutal two spherical beatdown of Nonito Donaire in Tokyo on Tuesday (June 7), and instantly referred to as for a battle with Butler to crown the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world.
Butler was made WBO title holder final month after successful the interim belt with a masterclass efficiency towards Jonas Sultan at Probellum Liverpool and has already instructed Inoue’s representatives that he needs to battle their man.
Japanese hero Inoue holds the WBC, WBA, and IBF belts however earlier than shifting as much as tremendous bantamweight, he eager to battle Butler who holds the “lacking piece of the jigsaw”.
“I’ve learn all kinds of feedback and predictions concerning the battle, already: ‘Butler has a death-wish’, ‘Inoue to win by homicide’ and agreeing to the battle can be like ‘Signing somebody’s dying warrant’” Butler instructed Probellum.com
“He hits very laborious however what’s the worst that may occur? He knocks me out. I’ve been stopped earlier than and let me make it clear, I will likely be going into that battle believing I can win. I will likely be strolling to the ring believing, as I at all times do, that I can win the battle and change into the undisputed bantamweight champion of the world.”
One in every of boxing’s main pound-for-pound fighters, Inoue is a star attraction in Japan and Butler has no downside with dealing with ‘Monster’ in his yard.
“I would like the battle in Japan, I’d be foolish to not,” he mentioned.
“If the battle might be revamped right here, tremendous, but when I get additional for combating in Japan, then that’s what I’ll do.
“Hopefully contact can proceed between each groups. Earlier than the Donaire battle, Inoue’s workforce had put the feelers out, asking if I’d take the battle and, if that’s the case, the place would I would like it? I’ve instructed them I would like it and I would like it in Japan. Hopefully we are able to get this large battle.”
Butler has but to return to the health club with coach Joe Gallagher however has began to prepared his physique for a return to a gruelling coaching camp so as to put together for Inoue.
“From now, I would want 12 weeks, not less than,” Butler added.
“I’ve not been again within the health club because the Sultan battle, however I might be prepared by the beginning of October.
“I used to be nervous going into the Inoue vs Donaire battle as a result of I hoped Inoue would win as I understand how large a battle with him can be.
“I used to be beginning to get itchy knuckles all through the build-up and did my first punching session, since successful the world title, on Monday evening. I’ll proceed to place in a single or two classes a day now till we get the inexperienced mild and it’s all techniques go.”
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