Found May 28, 2012 on
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Lucian Bute stepped up his quality of opposition on Saturday the 26th, traveling to Nottingham and defending his IBF title in Carl Froch's backyard. Bute stepped up, only to see Froch swat him down, the Cobra didn't need the hometown advantage this time (as he did against Andre Dirrell). By prevailing in a fight few picked him to win (not including yours truly), and none picked him to win by knockout, boxing really needs to ask the question: was Lucian Bute exposed?
Protected by Good Matchmaking?
Over the last few years, whereas many observers have been praising Lucian Bute as a top super middleweight and a pound-for-pound entrant, I chose to focus on Bute the Businessman. After pricing himself out of the Super Six Tournament, Bute prospered from the spotlight on the 168 lbs division without even participating in the tournament, as the holder of the only belt that wasn't tied up by the Super Six.
He deftly used that status to play HBO and S...
BEST OF MAXIM
Carl Froch stopped Lucian Bute in the fifth round in his hometown on Saturday to claim the IBF super-middleweight title.
The popular Nottingham resident, a two-time former WBC champion, was regarded as the underdog heading into the contest against the unbeaten Bute, who was making his 10th title defense.
The 34-year-old Froch (29-2, 20 KOs), who lost his WBC title to Andre Ward...
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...
With Carl Froch's emphatic, crushing KO win over Lucian Bute on Saturday night in Nottingham, England, it means it's time to go back to the rankings for an update. The super middleweight division top 10 definitely needs an overhaul now after Bute's first loss, and Froch's rejuvenation. Right here, find the updated super middleweight division top 10 rankings.
Carl Froch stopped Lucian Bute in the fifth round in his hometown Saturday night to claim the IBF super-middleweight title.
The popular Nottingham resident, a two-time former WBC champion, was regarded as the underdog heading into the contest against the unbeaten Bute, the Romanian-born Canadian who was making his 10th title defense.
The 34-year-old Froch improved to 29-2 with...
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...
“Mister KO” Lucian Bute will defend his IBF super middleweight belt later today against Brit Carl Froch at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. Froch (28-2, 20 KOs), a past two-time WBC super middleweight titleholder, lost to American superstar … Continue reading →
Epix HD is bringing us a big super middleweight title bout from Nottingham, England. Bruce Beck, Sugar Ray Leonard and Dan Rafael are on hand to call the action as Carl "The Cobra" Froch tries to wow his hometown fans by taking the IBF belt from Lucian Bute.Chris Mannix from Sports Illustrated recaps the issues Bute has had with his toe, though he says it is okay now. Though...
Lucian Bute had a bit of an Ivan Drago quality to him heading into his fight this past weekend with Carl Froch in Nottingham, making Froch's choice to use “No Easy Way Out” from the all-time classic film Rocky IV as his walkout music an absolute brilliant choice.
Bute, fighting for the first time on enemy turf since 2004, chose to ditch his usual regiment of coming to the...
It was a good weekend for Nottingham, England over the past weekend. The city that we Americans know of as the place Robin Hood would jack rich people for schillings had two native sons in fistic combat this past Saturday. UFC welterweight Dan Hardy was facing his possible pink slip from the UFC as he [...]
In the wake of Carl Froch's smashing knockout victory over former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute, all indicators are pointing to Froch's next outing as a rematch with the Viking Warrior, Mikkel Kessler. Although Froch has signed a contract that guarantees Lucian Bute a return engagement, it remains doubtful and unclear if Bute will choose to exercise his...
Froch Beats Bute and Detractors