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Zolani Tete vs Paul Butler fight rescheduled for March 6

Paul Butler's world title shot against Zolani Tete is set for March, after being canceled in October.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Paul Butler has a new date for his previously canceled clash with IBF super flyweight titlist Zolani Tete, as the fight has been set for March 6 at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Butler (17-0, 8 KO) beat Stuart Hall for the IBF bantamweight title in June of this year, but vacated in order to move back down to a more comfortable 115 pounds, with the promise of a shot against Tete (19-3, 16 KO). The fight was originally scheduled for October 25, but Tete had to pull out due to a broken hand suffered in training camp.

Butler, 26, is a former British and Commonwealth champion at super flyweight. South Africa's Tete, also 26, won a title eliminator in November 2013 against Juan Carlos Sanchez Jr, then beat Teiru Kinoshita in July of this year for the vacant IBF title. He's also a former flyweight world title challenger, losing to Moruti Mthalane back in 2010.

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