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It took nearly three years to complete it, but the groundbreaking boxing endeavor that was the Super Six World Boxing Classic was good business for premium U.S. television network Showtime—until they decided to cash in their chips at the conclusion.
What Showtime did, which is invest conceivably millions of dollars as well as a high number of dates in a single weight class over a lengthy span of time only to walk away from the table once the tournament had reached its conclusion is quite perplexing.
It's akin to purchasing a storage unit to house items that gain considerable value as time wears on, only to quit paying the bill at a high point in their value and let someone else off the street come in and pick up your stuff for a slashed price.
Based on the way things have played out since Andre Ward outclassed Carl Froch in the tournament final last December, that is what we are looking at.
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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
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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...
Saturday night, Carl Froch (28-2, 20 KO) takes to the ring as possibly the most undervalued and underappreciated fighter in boxing.
He no longer is underrated, as he is widely considered the third-best super middleweight in the world behind his opponent Saturday, Lucian Bute, and top dog Andre Ward, who defeated Froch in the Super Six final.
Yet Froch still does not seem to get...
Carl Froch and Lucian Bute reside near opposite ends of a spectrum, where at one end is mythical, untapped and untested unobtainium and the other end is sheer stone, hardened by years of harsh nature and underestimated by those searching for rare diamonds. These two super middleweights, set to meet Saturday on Epix, possess the precise formula for exposing the other as iron pyrite...
Lucian Bute and Carl Froch stepped on the scales this afternoon in preparation of their fight on Saturday in Froch's backyard of Nottingham, England. Both men were able to make weight without any issue. Right here, you can find the Bute vs. Froch weigh-in results, with weights, a short video clip of Bute on the scales, and more. Check it out.
Lucian Bute-Carl Froch Weights ...
Saturday, Lucian Bute meets Carl Froch in an important super middleweight clash that hopes to clear room for more important fights down the line. The Queensberry Rules staff takes a look at the fight and makes their set of predictions.
At 32 years old, Lucian Bute is hoping to enter the likely home stretch of his career with as many meaningful fights as he can line up to solidify...
Unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24 KOs) makes the 10th defense of his crown and the first in his opponent's backyard as he travels to England to do battle with Super Six World Boxing Classic runner-up Carl Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) at the Nottingham Arena on Saturday night.
Bute has been oft-criticized for both his weak level of opposition in "world...
“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 →
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...
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...