Paul Butler Desperately Wants To Fight Naoya Inoue
Naoya Inoue has been called out by Paul Butler in response to his recent win against Nonito Donaire.
Inoue now holds the WBA, WBC, and IBF Bantamweight titles. Butler, who currently has the WBO Bantamweight Title, is now calling out to Inoue for a match.
“Talks have been had about an undisputed fight and Inoue’s team want the fight to happen before he looks on moving up, so that means this year. Undisputed is everything to him, and he can’t do that without me,” Butler said to DAZN.
“I’m desperate for the fight and I’m going to go over there and give it everything I’ve got because that’s what it’s going to take to beat a fighter like Inoue.”
Butler claimed the WBO belt back in April where he beat Jonas Sultan for a full 12 rounds.
Butler, from Ellesmere Port, England, has held the WBO Bantamweight title since 2022. He also held the IBF Bantamweight Title in 2014, and challenged for the IBF Super Flyweight Title in 2015.
The ‘’Baby Faced Assassin,” has a record of a total 36 fights, with 34 wins, 2 losses, and 15 knockouts.
Inoue is known as ‘The Monster’, and has an undefeated record of 23-0 with 20 knockouts. The native of Zama, Kanagawa, Japan is a three-division world champion and unified bantamweight champion, who has previously held the WBO Junior Bantamweight Title from 2014-2018 and the WBC Light Flyweight Title in 2014.