Thursday, June 13, 2024  |


Paul Butler returns on Oct. 25 in Liverpool

Fighters Network

Former IBF bantamweight titleholder Paul Butler, junior middleweight Liam Smith, lightweight Terry Flanagan and flyweight Kevin Satchell will highlight an Oct. 25 card being promoted by Frank Warren.

Taking place at Echo Arena in Liverpool, the event will also feature lightweight Derry Mathews, according to a release from Warren on Friday.

Butler (16-0, 8 KOs), 25, was last in action in June when he dethroned Stuart Hall by unanimous decision for the IBF’s 118-pound belt. Butler vacated the strap last month to return to the junior bantamweight division with the goal of becoming Britain’s first boxer to win a second belt at a lighter weight in over a century.

Butler will face an opponent to be determined.

Smith, 26, will be after his 18th win, having knocked out Jason Welborn in the sixth round on July 26.

Smith will face Navid Mansouri, 25, who is coming off a fifth-round stoppage of Matthew Mallin in February. Mansouri’s lone defeat was by split decision in November 2012.

Flanagan, 25, who will be in pursuit of his 26th straight win against an opponent to be named, stopped Martin Gethin on July 26.

Satchell, 25, was last in action for a unanimous decision over Isaac Quaye in March.

Satchell is being matched against 37-year-old Valery Yanchy, who is 3-0-1 in his past four fights. Yanchy last suffered defeat by split decision to Silvio Olteanu in March 2012 and is coming off a unanimous decision over Andrea Sarritzu.

Mathews, 30, will face an opponent to be determined following a split decision victory over Martin Gethin in his last fight in May.

Others on the card include prospects in junior lightweight Jack Catterall, featherweight Michael Gomez Jr. and lightweight Matty Fagan as well as the professional debuts of Michael Joynson and Mason Cartright.