Boxing - Butler's title shot gets new date

Paul Butler's Commonwealth super-flyweight title challenge has been rescheduled and will now take place on Friday April 12 at the Liverpool Olympia.

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British boxer Paul Butler (photo: Frank Warren website)

Ellesmere Port's Butler was scheduled to face the champion, Yaqub Kareem, on Friday March 8 at the venue.

But the Nigerian has encountered problems being issued with a Visa in time and would have thrown doubt about his arrival in the UK.

The undercard will still remain the same, featuring Stephen Smith, Joe Selkirk, Matthew Fagan, Calum Johnson, Craig Evans and Liam Williams.

Tickets purchased with the old date printed on them will be valid for the new date.

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