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Bute: Beating Froch at Home Makes It More Satisfying

By Ryan Burton

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute is currently in the finals stages of his training camp for his May 26th clash against former champion Carl Froch. While appearing on the latest edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show, Bute spoke about the difficulty of beating Froch in his hometown of Nottingham England.

"I have to focus on my job and to make sure I win clearly. As you know we have had bad decisions lately in boxing. Not just in Europe but also in the US. Everywhere really. But that is out of my control," Bute told The Boxing Lab.

Bute routinely draws big crowds in his adopted home of Quebec, Canada.  The Romanian fights in front of tens of thousands of fans rooting for him in both Montreal and Quebec City. He told us that he actually is looking forward to facing an adverse crowd for a change and feels that it will make his victory even sweeter.

"Since I signed the contract I knew going to his hometown will be exactly the opposite of what I feel at home. The fans will hope that I lose this fight. I know they will be loud, singing and cheering him on. He has to win this fight for the fans and himself. I know the positive energy will be for him instead of me bit that's okay. I'm there to win and not there to drink tea," said a half joking Bute. "Going to his home will make the win even more satisfying," he continued.

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by FUC_U_PAYME on 05-16-2012

should be a great fight

Comment by seanusarrilius on 05-16-2012

Got to give Bute credit here, too. I am rooting for Froch, but Bute handles himself like a Gent in the build up to this, and gave Froch the opportunity to fight at home. Here's hoping for a fair result,…

Comment by ny123 on 05-16-2012

I got to give Bute respect for taking this fight in Froch's hometown considering he could fight scrubs in Montreal and get paid ans sell out the arena. Thats a real difference from a guy whi fights on the road…

Comment by SnakeVen0m on 05-16-2012

This is going to be a great matchup. Froch needs the win in front of the home crowd and Bute needs to prove he could compete outside his hometown.

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