The two fought in 2014, which Butler won via a split decision, and he says he can ‘end Hall’s career’ and win impressively
PAUL BUTLER has signed a promotional deal with boxing promoter Matchroom, and will fight fierce rival Stuart Hall in a world title eliminator.
The pair clashed back in June 2014, with Butler coming out victorious, and they will get to do it all over again on September 30 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena.
Butler took the IBF crown from Hall via split decision that night in Newcastle and now Hall gets the chance to gain revenge in the Ellesmere Port man’s backyard.
Up for grabs is a route to the WBA belt that’s in the hands of Jamie McDonnell, who is set for his own rematch with Liborio Solis.
Butler said: “I’m very happy to be teaming up with Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports on the biggest and best platform in boxing.
“I’m craving those big nights and more world titles and I feel now I have the team in place to deliver that.
“I’m excited to be straight in a big fight against Stuart Hall on a rematch of our World title fight in Newcastle.
“The winner will be in place to fight the McDonnell v Solis winner and I plan on beating him in great style this time – I don’t expect him to hear the final bell.
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“I can win in better fashion this time and end his career. The team around me is better now, I’m improving every day with Joe Gallagher and I don’t see that improvement in Stuart.”
And Hall himself admits everything is on the line for him in his big fight.
He added: “I’m over the moon to get the fight. I thought I beat [Lee] Haskins and I should be champ, but that’s boxing.
“[In our] first fight I thought I won but he took the title, so now it’s my chance for revenge.
“This is the final push for me, if I lose this I think that my career is over, so that pressure on me should make for a great fight.”
A stacked bill in support of the main event sees Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding defend his British super-middleweight title for the first time against Scotsman David Brophy, who puts up the Commonwealth strap he won in fine fashion in Australia in March.
Controversial Hackney man Ohara Davies looks to get back to winning ways as he challenges Tom Farrell for the unbeaten local favourite’s WBA International super-lightweight belt.
Birkenhead’s Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd defends his Commonwealth and WBC international Lightweight titles against former Team GB captain and Liverpudlian Tom Stalker.
Two more Team GB Olympians Anthony Fowler and Natasha Jonas fight on home turf for the first time in their second fights in the paid ranks, and there’s also action for Craig Glover.
Tickets go on general sale at midday tomorrow (July 25) at www.echoarena.com