Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bute: The Title is Vacant, My Speed Beats Carl Froch

By Osman Rodriguez

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0) is viewing his upcoming opponent, former two time beltholder Carl Froch (28-2), as the reigning champion. Bute faces Froch before a hometown crowd of thousands on May 26th in Nottingham. Bute captured the title in 2007 and defended it nine times. This is the first defense for Bute in his opponent's backyard.

''In my head, I'm going to England to put my belt on the table, as if the title is vacant and that I have to win it to be world champion. 'There will be 10,000 people there cheering for him. 'There will be lots of noise. But I'm going there to win and come home with the belt. Whether it goes to points or ends before that. My goal is to win,'' Bute said.

''The press conference, the weigh-in, everything. The adrenaline; the emotions. It's the first time for me to go outside, to his hometown. It's not easy psychologically; I'm ready for that. It's time to prove to everybody that I'm the best fighter. When you're a good fighter, you fight everybody, everywhere.''

Bute has a lot of respect for Froch and sees him as a very tough opponent. But he doesn't see Froch being capable of being able to deal with his superior hand speed.

"Froch is a good fighter. He's a tough, strong and aggressive. But I have the speed, which he doesn't. I believe the fighter with the speed is the fighter who has the advantage," Bute said.

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

True but his record doesn't fight for him.

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-16-2012

[QUOTE=catalinul;12133379]Nope,none,not even one.[/QUOTE] Fine, since you wanna put it like that............Froch has faced better.

Comment by catalinul on 05-16-2012

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12133371] But Froch has faced fighters like Bute.[/QUOTE] Nope,none,not even one.

Comment by Bushbaby on 05-16-2012

I gott ago with my man Froch. He's been here before against good fighters, hell maybe even 1 great fighter. He has the stamina & resiliency. Bute has the speed & more 1 punch power, but he's never faced a…

Comment by any craic lad? on 05-16-2012

Froch will be dangerous for all 12 rounds but i reckon Bute will be able to win to the point where the judges cant rob him

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Quigg Has No Issue Going To Vegas For Santa Cruz or Mares Campbell: Rubio Being Blamed For Amir Khan's Loss Was Bullsh*t! SHO's Espinoza Wonders if UFC Really Want Mayweather-McGregor Video: Joseph Parker, Kevin Barry Talks Joshua-Klitschko, More Hearn: If Joshua Beats Klitschko, He's The Biggest Star in Boxing Anthony Dirrell Waits For Smith Date, Backs Klitschko To Win Does Joshua Have To Beat Klitschko For The Division To Flourish? Casey Ramos Bounces Back, Decision Miguel Beltran Over Ten Pacquiao: I Had a Dream of 'Controversial' Loss To Mayweather Chavez: I Was Inactive, Injured, Didn't Train - So Canelo Picked Me Klitschko Smiles: I Know What Joshua is Thinking, What He Will Do Photos: Zambrano-Marrero, Rosario-Gallimore - Official Weigh-In Former Opponent Reflects on How Joshua Ended His Career Joshua: This Could Be Easy, I Could Go in and Catch Klitschko Amir Khan: It Makes Sense To Fight Kell Brook Now! Bellew Claims Joshua Threatened Klitschko During Face To Face Photos: Canelo vs. Chavez - Their Brothers Are Ready For War! Casey Ramos Will Aim To Impress Against Beltran in Burbank Klitschko Says The Spirit of Steward Will Be With Him at Wembley D'Mitrius Ballard vs. Ulises Sierra - Golden Boy on ESPN, May 18 Kubrat Pulev Defeats Kevin Johnson, Eyes Joshua-Klitschko Winner Tyson Fury: Back To Training, On a Mission To Set Record Straight Lennox Lewis: Joshua is Backed By Entire Country, I Never Was Wilder to Bellew Face-to-Face: You Ain't Dealt With This Power! Klitschko: I Never Seen Joshua Look So Big, He's Schwarzenegger Joshua Annoyed With Klitschko Saying Wembley Card is "His Event" Amir Khan: Joshua Seems Very Nervous, Hope He Doesn't Freeze Hearn: Fight This Tough Should've Come Much Later for Joshua Joe Cordina: To Have Hearn, Sky Backing Me Is Amazing Photos: Quigg-Simion, Campbell-Perez, Taylor-Meinke - Weigh-In Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko - Ready For Battle Hearn: Eubank Jr. Don't Want Golovkin, Father Holding Him Back! Anthony Joshua: I Think I Have To Fight in The U.S.; It's Important Joshua Weighs in at 250 Pounds; Klitschko Weighs 240¼ Pounds De La Hoya Expects To See Canelo vs. Golovkin in 2017 Frank Warren Has No Doubt Saunders Will Handle Khurtsidze Zolani Tete Targets Yamanaka, Zhakiyanov Title Unifications Frank Warren Reacts To Hughie Fury vs. Joseph Parker Situation Tony Bellew Can't Wait To 'Size Up' To Deontay Wilder at Ringside Warrington Aims To Use Martinez as Springboard To World Level
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement