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In a battle between two of the top super middleweights in the world, Carl Froch thrilled his raucous hometown fans with a dominant fifth-round TKO victory over previously undefeated Lucian Bute in an exhilirating, career-best performance.The bout, broadcast live in the U.S. on Epix and streamed live on EpixHD.com from an energized Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, UK, matched the runner-up of the Showtime Super Six Tournament, Froch, against the most glaring omission from that field, Bute, in Froch's first contest in front of a friendly crowd in five fights.He gave them a spectacular performance that exceeded all expectations. After two close early rounds in which both men were sporadically successful, the fight exploded in the third round, when Bute awoke a sleeping giant in Froch by landing a couple of strong left hands. Froch retaliated with abandon and hurt Bute with a thudding combination, which spawned a prolonged beatdown of Bute by Froch which lasted the remainder of t...
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