Corcoran claims comfortable Butler win

Gary Corcoran last night comprehensively outpointed Bristol’s Danny Butler at the York Hall to take the WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title.

The bout was due to headline the ill-fated ‘Clash of the Clans’ show in Dublin last month, before being rescheduled to the historic London venue following the Irish card’s cancellation.

In Bethnal Green, Corcoran proved throughouy to be a level above his game opponent.

The London-born fighter of strong Galway stock out-threw and out-landed Butler to take a wide victory on the scorecards with tallies of 100-89 and 99-90 x2.

The win sees Corcoran stretch his unbeaten record to 15(6)-0, while former English champion Butler drops to 25(9)-6(1).

The belt and accompanying World ranking may now see ‘Hellraiser’ move down a path towards a clash with WBO champion – and fellow Frank Warren fighter – Liam Smith.

First however, Corcoran has expressed his desire for a scrap with another Warren stablemate, British and COmmonwealth champion Liam Williams.

Joe O'Neill

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