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Butler: Myself and Conlan will meet soon in possible World title eliminator

JAMIE Conlan and Paul Butler seem to be on a collision course that is as long as route 66.

They super flyweight duo have been linked strongly for years, but a bout never materialised. However, Butler now believes it won’t be long before the pair collide and he thinks their clash could act as World title eliminator.

Beflast’s Conlan had been eager to challenge the Liverpool fighter when he had the British strap and the pair and their teams have named dropped each other regular over the years.

However, with Boxnation now working with MGM in Dublin and ‘The Mexican’ now signed to the Spanish based Irish run promotional company the eagerly anticipated clash seems inevitable.

Francis Warren seemed keen when he announced the former IBF super bantamweight world champions return after failing to claim a World honours at super flyweight last week and Butler himself said he is eager to trade leather with the WBO World #6.

“Jamie Conlan is a great fighter and he seems a great kid as well,” he told IFL TV.

“I have seen a few of his fights. He is a good fighter he comes to fight and I come to fight so I am sure it is a fight the public would love to see.

“He holds a good ranking with the WBO so I am sure the winner of that could get a World title fight. So hopefully with the next two or three fights I can be mixing it with Jamie Conlan or lads of that level.

“Jamie is ranked number 6 if he wins on July 4 I am sure that will go up one or two again. I am sure it is a pretty easy fight to make. I am sure there has been talk of it in the past and there will be talk of it again after he wins on July 4 and I win on July 11.”


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