Butler, Johnson crush foes

Former two division world champion Paul Butler and former light heavyweight world title challenger Callum Johnson both scored quick knockout victories against overmatched opponents on Friday night at The Fuse in Partington, England (a suburb of Manchester).

Butler (36-3, 17 KOs) stopped Nabil Ahmed (2-26-2, 0 KOs) in the second round, while Johnson (21-1, 15 KOs) finished Darryl Sharp (8-121-1, 1 KO) in the very first stanza.

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  • Two answers to trivia questions: Butler was the fighter Inoue beat to full unify bantamweight against and Callum Johnson was one of two guys to ever drop Beterbiev in a fight.

    • Right, though not severely dropped. But he tasted ring dust, I saw the fight recently. No doubt B progressed a lot, afterwards he became much stronger.

  • What did they learn from these fights? They are meant to be at a decent level yet they fight people with records like that? Journeymen fighters they may be, but they should not have been put in with ‘world class’ fighters, whoever put them in with Butler and Johnson should be ashamed of themselves!

  • These fights were morally wrong! Shame on ALL the participants who allowed this to happen!

  • Warming up and executing things they have been working on in camp, in front of a crowd is nothing to be ashamed of. There is a method to that.

  • Butler (36-3, 17 KOs) stopped Nabil Ahmed (2-26-2, 0 KOs what kind of atrocity is this? Butler is a former world champion, world class fighter. That match up was a bad match up. Inuoe must have beat Butler senseless.

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