Carl Froch vs Lucian Bute are all set for IBF Super-middleweight championship tonight 6:00 pm ET in Capital FM Arena, Nottingham, England. Check Froch vs Bute live updates later on this page.
Carl Froch (28-2) will be fighting in his hometown, but Canadian champion Lucian Bute (30-0) is brave enough to put his title and unbeaten record on the line fighting on the road. Bute, 32, won the belt in 2007 and has defended it nine times all in Quebec and defending his belt outside Montreal, "I'm sure it's going to be a little different in the ring, but I know that this fight is going to be an amazing atmosphere, something I never tried before," Bute said.
Meanwhile Froch lost his last fight against No. 1 super middleweight Andre Ward last December that cost him the WBC Super Middleweight Championship. But the Englishman never lost fighting in his soil in front of his own people.
Lucian Bute is the favorite to win coming into this fight due to his speed and power. Froch should be come up a plan early and not let Bute dictate the pace of the fight. Or else he should be any other guy that Lucian has dispatched in the ring. Check Froch vs Bute live updates later on this page.
Boxer Andre Ward tweet, "I can see either guy winning the fight. I can envision Froch putting a lot pressure on Bute & physically & mentally breaking him down. I can also see Bute either out boxing Froch & playing it safe. Or even catching Froch flush & maybe stopping him, Froch neglects defense."
Bute 10-9 Bute is agressive on his jab..and pushing the pace with straight jabs and left hook, Froch lowered his arm, poor defense while picking shots from outside. Both lands combination..good round!
Bute 10-9 Bute lands left but Froch countered well ..good round for Froch ..round can go iether way
Froch 10-9 - Bute is in trouble ...good power punches combination by Froch...Bute survive in the 3rd
Froch 10-9 Froch leeps the preassure...Bute face is swelling blooded nose
Froch combination ends Bute, ref counts and its over..Froch wins!