Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 9/7/14
Lucian Bute's courage and heart are above question. Badly hurt and in the worst trouble of his career, Bute tried to gut it out in his clash with Carl Froch, and consequently went out on his shield. He has reaffirmed his bravery by deciding to pursue his rematch clause with Carl Froch, confirming a return bout with the man from Nottingham in March 2013. What is in question is whether Bute rematching Froch only 10 months after his crushing knockout defeat is a wise move or not. Gutsy, certainly, but is it foolish? Is Bute in Denial? In a press conference, Bute owned up to his loss like a man and offered no excuses. Yet in doing so, Bute sounded a lot like a man who thinks his loss is due mostly or entirely to his own mistakes, rather than anything Carl Froch did. About his own performance, Bute said he made critical errors in the fight, and in particular failed to use "primary weapons of speed and [his] jab at all during the fight." We will find out if Bute is right ab...
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