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.
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