In their highly anticipated super middleweight showdown from Nottingham, England, Carl Froch proved to simply have too much power and determination against Lucian Bute, hurting him repeatedly until earning a 5th round TKO win. Official time was 1:05 of the fifth. Read on for our full recap of the Bute vs. Froch results.
Bute vs. Froch Results
In front of a jam-packed, rowdy crowd in Nottingham, both fighters came out with some nervous energy. While Froch was of course on his home turf, Bute enjoyed a loud cheering section of his own. Froch was looking to be aggressive from the start, but in the first stanza, Bute excellently played matador to Froch's bull, inviting him in but landing the cleaner shots with his jab, and his straight left.
Froch began taking control in the second, storming inside and landing a looping lead right hand, and getting a bit rough with Bute inside. It seemed like we would be in for a full night of hard-fought action.
But in the third...