Nonito Donaire says he will target an undisputed world bantamweight title fight with Paul Butler after defeating Naoya Inoue.
Donaire has landed in Japan ahead of his mouth-watering rematch with Inoue on June 7, in Saitama.
The pair clashed in 2019’s Fight of the Year but the return will have added significance with Donaire’s WBC title now on the line, along with Inoue’s WBA and IBF belts.
England’s Paul Butler is the WBO title holder in the 118lbs division and Donaire says adding his name to the list of seven fighters who have become undisputed champions, in the four-belt era, will be next on his to-do-list after he dispatches Inoue.
“Paul Butler did an amazing job against Jonas Sultan, and I congratulate him on that win,” said Donaire.
“Something I have been working to do, all my career, has been to become an undisputed world champion and you will see me with those belts.
“It is not ‘if’ I beat Inoue, it is ‘when’ I beat Inoue.”
Butler has already spoken about fighting the winner of Donaire vs Inoue, in a fight for “all of the marbles”.
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