Bute: I Don't Know Why I Didn't Let My Hands Go

By Luke Furman

Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada - Lucian Bute (31-2, 24KOs) was unable to let his hands go for much of his contest with Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17KOs) - but in the twelfth and final round he finally started throwing and had Pascal in some trouble. But it was too late, as Pascal won on scores of 116-112, 118-110, 117-111.

"Jean Pascal was better than me tonight. He deserved the victory. I want to give respect for his performance. I'm wondering myself, I do not know why I did not let my hands go earlier in the fight. I'm disappointed. I was hesitant at first. He surprised me a few times with his attacks. Other times I was waiting [for the right time to strike] and while I was doing this he was winning the rounds," Bute said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jloro on 01-20-2014

But Bute was confident and gonna school Pascal doe

Comment by mlthefishman on 01-20-2014

was still better then any mayweather fight ive seen lately, and I had to pay extra for those. Id watch a rematch.

Comment by ddangerous on 01-19-2014

Shame you didn't. You maybe could of changed the outcome.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 01-19-2014

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14151141]Funny: I've just heard, in the news, that Bute has a rematch clause with Pascal and he wants to activate it!?! ... But I guess they would not be able to sell it...[/QUOTE] Who would wanna see that pathetic fight…

Comment by MDPopescu on 01-19-2014

Funny: I've just heard, in the news, that Bute has a rematch clause with Pascal and he wants to activate it!?! ... But I guess they would not be able to sell it...

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