Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Super-Welterweights Butler to Face Cook in All-Canadian Showdown at Bell Centre

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Super-Welterweights Butler to Face Cook in All-Canadian Showdown at Bell Centre

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Butler to face Cook in all-Canadian bout

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MONTREAL - Canada's top super-welterweights are to clash in the main event when Steven Butler of Montreal faces Brandon Cook of Ajax, Ont., on Jan. 28 at Bell Centre.

Butler (18-0-1, 15 knockouts) will put his IBF North American title on the line against the WBA continental 154-pound belt held by Cook (17-0, 10 KOs).

"I mainly want to fight him because he's Canadian," said Butler, 21. "We're the two best boxers in Canada.

"He thinks he's the best and I think I'm the best. I want to show everybody that I'm the best. And after cleaning up in Canada, then I want to go international."

Cook is ranked as the world's fourth best super-welterweight by the IBF while the WBA has Butler rated eighth. …

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