Paul Butler and Jack Catterall added to Scotland show
Former IBF bantamweight titleholder Paul Butler and top junior welterweight contender Jack Catterall will appear on MGM Scotland’s Dec. 3 card at the Paisley Lagoon Centre in Scotland.
Butler (22-1, 12 KOs) had moved down to junior bantamweight but is back at 118 pounds after teaming up with Ring Magazine Trainer of the Year Joe Gallagher. Last month, the talented boxer-puncher easily outclassed Mexican Victor Ruiz over 10 rounds.
“I’m buzzing to get back in the ring and put in another top performance and push on towards a second world title at bantamweight,” said Butler. “I believe all of the bantamweight world title holders are there for the beating. After this fight, I’ll be right back in the mix.”
Catterall, who is rated No. 8 by THE RING at 140 pounds, is considered by many as one of British boxing’s hottest talents. The unbeaten southpaw has picked up invaluable experience, sparring with the likes of Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez and is now being trained by Haroon Headley.
“I feel confident in the team and the people that surround me,” said Catterall (16-0, 9 KOs). “With a new trainer and new management, I feel like everyone has good understanding of the direction I want to be moving in. I’m looking forward to getting out before Christmas and getting stuck into some huge fights in 2017.”
The card will also feature Iain Butcher, Thomas Dickson, Ahmed Ibrahim, Tommy Philbin, Paul Kean and Ross Murray.
Information courtesy of a press release issued by Queensberry Promotions
Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster.
BoxNation, the Channel of Champions, will televise this show on Sky (SD Ch.437 and HD Ch.490), Freeview (Ch.255), Virgin (Ch.546), TalkTalk (Ch.415), online at watch.boxnation.com and via apps (iOS, Android, Amazon). Go to www.boxnation.com to see how you can watch this fight and more live.
Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel. Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing
Struggling to locate a copy of RING magazine? Try here or…
You can subscribe to the print and digital editions of RING magazine by clicking the banner or here. You can also order the current issue, which is on newsstands, or back issues from our subscribe page. On the cover this month: Double Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields. The U.K. Issue featuring cover star Carl Frampton is available now.