SCOTTISH company Prospect Boxing Management have announced that they have joined forces with Frank Maloney Promotions, to further the career of Motherwell’s flyweight boxing starlet Iain Butcher, who today signed a deal with the Kent-based promoters.
Ex-professional boxing referee and head of Prospect Boxing Paul Graham said when he signed Butcher as saying that “He felt like a provincial football club securing the services of David Beckham” as most of the big promoters in British boxing had approached Iain Butcher and were looking to sign him to their stables.
Iain Butcher (right) has been tipped for stardom
After completing the agreement with Frank Maloney, Graham added: “Iain has had a great start to his career, but now with Frank [Maloney] on side, I am sure that it wont be long before Scotland has its next world flyweight champion joining the salubrious roll of honour along side Benny Lynch, Walter McGowan, Pat Clinton and Paul Weir.”
Maloney, who also has an impressive track record in dealing with the smaller weight divisions said: “I had heard a lot about young Butcher, he’s making waves after only his third contest and I am looking to build on previous fights and build him into a title contender.
“He will have his first contest, and fourth professional fight, on the under card of the Price v Sexton British heavyweight title fight on May 19 at Aintree race course, in Liverpool.
“The card is already jam packed with 6 title fights, so to add Iain to the under card shows how highly I rate him. After that fight we will then will sit down and discuss the next move.”
He adds “I have a great affinity with Scotland and its boxers and we hope to run shows with Iain Butcher headlining some time in the not so distant future and keep him busy as we look to make him into a champion”