Zolani Tete-Paul Butler postponed

03/10/2014 08:11

IBF world super-flyweight champion Zolani Tete has withdrawn from his title defence against Paul Butler due to a broken left hand.

The unbeaten Butler was due to attempt to become a two-weight world champion at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on October 25, having narrowly outpointed fellow Brit Stuart Hall for the IBF bantamweight title in June. But Tete’s injury means the South African’s meeting with Butler will have to be rescheduled.

Butler, 25,  will still remain on the card against an opponent to be determined and will bid for his 17th win from as many professional bouts.