Butcher gets Euro title shot

Iain Butcher
Iain Butcher
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Following his controversial loss to British and Commonwealth champion Kevin Satchell in July, Motherwell boxer Iain Butcher returns to action next month.

Butcher faces Hungarian Gabor Molnar for the vacant WBO European Flyweight title Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility on Friday, October 11.

Butcher (21) is back in training and looking forward to appearing on front of a home crowd.

He said: “I’ve been ticking over in the gym for a few weeks while they have been sorting out the opponent.

“I am looking forward to fighting again in Motherwell and also fighting for a title gives me an added incentive as I know a win could get me a top 15 world ranking with The WBO.

“It was hard to taste a defeat, especially a controversial one, but I came out galvanised by the experience and I’ve taken a lot from it.”

Butcher vs Molnar headlines a packed card of top Lanarkshire talent, with tickets costing £30/£40 available from the fighters or calling 01698 338888.