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Bute: I Thought I'd Beat Carl Froch Easy, He Was Better!

By Luke Furman

Former champion Lucian Bute (30-1, 24KOs) admits that he was overtaken by the hype and felt last Saturday's fight with Carl Froch (29-2, 21KOs) was going to be an easier than expected task. Bute was wrong. Froch stopped him in five rounds and captured the IBF super middleweight title before his Nottingham fans.

Bute has a lot of respect for Froch and plans to explore a rematch, but doesn't make it clear if he wants an immediate or plans to pursue it at a later date. There is a rematch clause that calls for a second fight to take place in Bute's backyard of Montreal.

"Every athlete has to admit defeat. Great champions need to know to lose. I have to learn from this defeat. This is not the end of the world. I don't think that its the end of my career. I need to relax, [the loss] was a great mental load. I need time for my return. On Saturday night, Carl Froch was better," Bute said to the Money Channel.

"Any great athlete must have dignity, to be able to congratulate your opponent. I was the favorite and everyone thought I would win easily. We all thought that, even me. Unfortunately, you saw what happened there. I believe that in five rounds I boxed in only one, for about three minutes. I was totally dominated. After the first round, I was very sure of myself. I told my coach that [ he was] slow. But things changed in the second round."

"I do not necessarily want the belt back, I want to beat Carl Froch. I want a rematch, even if there will be no belt at stake."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ny123 on 05-31-2012

Bute has made me a fan. I hope he bounces back from the l.

Comment by Boskop on 05-31-2012

Juanma should talk to this guy someday...

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-31-2012

[QUOTE=jusdippin;12191715]ID like to see him fight dirrell next since dirrell loves to talk without fighting or maybe beat on Green to gain some confidence ... Right now more important is Froch Kessler II[/QUOTE] Dirrell is a bad fight for him,…

Comment by Gypsy John Fury on 05-31-2012

Most respectful boxer in defeat ever? He was a class act last weekend; clapping Froch in defeat, and even before fight started during the MC announcements. Top bloke.

Comment by Tiozzo on 05-31-2012

Bute is a class act and a gentleman. No surprises.

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