Frank Warren presents World Championship Boxing at the Echo Arena, headlined by Paul Butler’s challenge for the IBF Super-Flyweight Championship of the World against Champion Zolani Tete.
FIGHT # 6
THE IBF WORLD SUPER-FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
12 X 3 Minute Rounds
PAUL BUTLER LTKO8 (1:34) ZOLANI TETE
Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler suffered a shock eighth round stoppage to IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion Zolani Tete. Butler couldn’t get inside Tete’s long reach and accurate jabs and crosses to land his own shots and never got into the fight despite trying hard to force the fight. The tricky South African southpaw, who won his last two fights abroad and making the first defence of the title, landed a perfect left uppercut on Butler’s chin that dropped Butler for the count, and despite rising before ten, the referee waved it off. Butler said afterwards: “I’m really gutted right now. It’s my first professional loss and it’s a hard one to take. Tete is a very good champion, he’s very awkward and he picked his shots well. I’ll rest, regroup and comeback.”
FIGHT # 7
10 X 3 Minute Rounds International Flyweight Contest
KEVIN SATCHELL WKO1 (2:54) WALTER ROJAS
British, Commonwealth and European Flyweight Champion Kevin Satchell made quick work of Walter Rojas in this ten-round contest, despatching the Argentinian inside a round with a brutal left to the body.
FIGHT # 8
6 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Welterweight Contest
TOM STALKER WPTS6 (60-55) MICHAEL MOONEY
Liverpool’s Tom Stalker made a winning return after his stoppage loss to Jack Catterall last October with a points win over Worcester’s Michael Mooney.