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Paul Butler to drop in weight class

Updated: July 2, 2014, 4:07 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Paul Butler of England on Wednesday announced that he was vacating his bantamweight world title and dropping back to junior bantamweight, the division where he has fought most of his career.

"It's a beautiful belt and it's hard to relinquish it seeing as it's the first world title that I've won, but I knew that it was always going to be the case if I won it I'd have to return it and go back down," Butler said.

The 25-year-old Butler (16-0, 8 KOs) won a split decision against countryman ...

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