Danny Butler replaces injured Joe Selkirk, faces Gary Corcoran

Bristol’s Danny Butler will now challenge for the vacant WBO Intercontinental Junior-Middleweight Championship against London’s Gary Corcoran on Saturday 6th February at Dublin’s National Stadium, exclusively live on BoxNation.

The 28 year-old replaces Liverpool’s Joe Selkirk who has been forced to withdraw through injury and is looking forward to boxing in Dublin for the first time in his career. Butler isn’t concerned by Corcoran’s relentless non-stop punching style and believes he has what it takes to defeat him.

“I’ve watched a bit of Gary and I know he’s a strong come-forward type of fighter but that doesn’t faze me at all, I’m happy to stand a trade with him. This is the type of fight I love to take and it’s going to be an exciting one for fans that’s for sure,” said Butler.

He continued: “It doesn’t bother me fighting away from home, I’ve got a job to do and it doesn’t matter where it is. I’ll fight anyone anywhere, I just need to go over there and get the win which I know I will”

“I’m a strong light-middleweight and quite big for this level, I feel like I can take my power down to this weight and do some damage. It’s a fight that I definitely believe I’m going to win, I wouldn’t have taken the fight if I didn’t think I could win it.”

Corcoran, known as the ‘Hell Raiser’ for ferocious fighting style, fights out of Wembley and holds a perfect record of 14 fights with 6 KO’s. Last time out the 25-year-old inflicted the first defeat to Rick Skelton’s career and is confident he has the tools to deal with Butler.

He said: “I’ve got a lot of respect for Danny Butler but there’s only going to be one winner and that’s me, I’m going to stop him late on. I don’t think he does anything spectacularly well but he doesn’t do anything badly. He’s a good all round fighter and a good pro, he’s fought anyone, anywhere and he’s taken this fight away from home,”

“The opponent’s changed but I’m still 100% focused on fight night. We’ve been sparring all around the country, lately I’ve been sparring with Bradley Skeete and Tommy Langford. The camp has been brilliant and I’ve been ticking over nicely for last past seven months.”

A natural-born scrapper with a rich Irish traveller heritage, Corcoran has ripped through his first 14 opponents and promises that he’ll give his fans something to cheer about on Saturday 6th February.

He added, “I’ve got a lot of family over in Ireland that are going to be there and I’m not going to let them down. Once I’ve dealt with Butler I can start to look onwards and upwards. It’s going to be a massive fight that’s for sure and only one of us can move on from it.”

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