Interbox president Jean Bedard and super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute held a conference call this afternoon to discuss Bute's next bout. There have been plenty of rumors and speculation about his next opponent, with most signs indicating that it would be Carl Froch, fresh off his Super Six defeat to Andre Ward. Now though, it appears like Bute could be headed in a different direction - Andre Dirrell.
Dirrell just fought for the first time after taking nearly two years away from the sport, following his fight against Arthur Abraham, which of course ended in controversial and dramatic fashion. He made quick work out of the overmatched Darryl Cunningham, and has appeared eager to land another big-time fight.
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On the surface, it's a somewhat odd choice of opposition. Froch beat Dirrell head-to-head, and has been fighting on a consistently high level in the Super Six over the past two years, while Dirrell has been on the shelf. During that ...