Gary Corcoran to be taken the full 10 rounds by Danny Butler
This will be not be a walkover for the favourite, but he is busy and has a style that is likely to impress the judges in Dublin on Saturday
The vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title is on the line in Dublin on Saturday night and Gary Corcoran should have enough about him to beat Danny Butler to it.
Corcoran (14-0) did not face much in his first 12 pro fights, but his last two opponents were undefeated and he recorded comfortable points wins in both.
Despite his all-action style and 'Hellraiser' nickname, the Londoner's bouts tends to go the distance - he only scored six KOs in his career so far and just one in his last four.
It was supposed to be Joe Selkirk - another undefeated fighter - who Hellraiser was facing, but he has been forced out through injury and Butler (25-5) comes in to replace him.
It is not a stellar record, but the Bristolian certainly has some quality and experience.
Butler has lost to high-quality opponents such as Martin Murray and Darren Barker, with the latter - a former world champ - being the only man to stop him in his 30 pro bouts.
He has mostly campaigned at middleweight and held the English title at 160lbs before stepping down to light-middleweight last time out to win the IBO International strap, making it six successive wins.
Butler may be a replacement, but he is a tough one.
This will be not be a walkover for Corcoran, but the favourite is busy and has a style that is likely to impress the judges.
He is likely to be caught at some stage, but that is less of a concern as Butler is not a heavy-hitter.
Both have said they are ready to trade with each other, so expect an entertaining scrap.
There is little reason to suspect this won’t go the full 10 rounds, though, and it is Corcoran that should have his hand raised providing he comes forward and shows aggression throughout.
It is not clear what the limit is for the Hellraiser, but he could make it up to world level.
Against a good fighter, his difference in class will be shown in the Irish capital.