Paul Butler does not fear the power of boxing’s most fearsome puncher Naoya Inoue and has laughed off talk of him having a ‘death-wish’.
The middleweight division officially has a new boogeyman. Janibek "Qazaq Style" Alimkhanuly destroyed the previously unbeaten Danny Dignum with a fight-ending uppercut in the second round to win the vacant WBO Interim middleweight world title Saturday evening at Resorts World Las Vegas.
British fighter Lisa Whiteside will relaunch her professional career with Probellum and is set on winning a world title for young son Jensen.
Whiteside was a world class amateur with Great Britain and England, boxing over 120 times and picking up medals at various international tournaments, before turning professional in 2019.
WBA/IBF bantamweight world champion Naoya “Monster” Inoue is 17-0 in world title fights and only once has been pushed to the brink.
WBC bantamweight world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire, the four-weight kingpin whose late-career renaissance cemented his status as one of boxing’s greatest lighter weight champions, has one more shot to stun the Japanese pound-for-pound icon.
Sunny Edwards is “one billion per cent” serious about challenging new world bantamweight champion Paul Butler.
But Edwards, the unbeaten flyweight title holder, doesn’t believe Butler would accept the fight even though ‘Showtime’ would be moving up two weight divisions to make it happen.