Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 12/5/14
The recent announcement that Lucian Bute would be making the first fight of his second comeback at the Bell Center in December should serve as a reminder to keen boxing observers to ask not only what the future holds for Bute, but also to wonder what happened to the career of fellow Quebec-based boxer Jean Pascal. After all, it was Pascal who derailed Bute's first comeback by defeating him in January. The Higher You Climb, The Harder It Gets The career prospects don't look as bright for Lucian Bute as they were three years ago. By staying out of Showtime's Super Six tournament and continuing as the undefeated IBF super middleweight titlist, Bute had positioned himself sweetly and played both Showtime and HBO for maximum paydays against subpar opposition. After the Super Six was over, the buzz surrounding Bute was that he was the #2 guy in the division, after Andre Ward, despite having done so little to prove it. Then Bute was clobbered by Carl Froch, proving once and for all that th...

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