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Bute vs. Bika/Sjekloca on Froch-Kessler PPV, 5/25

By Luke Furman

According to Jean Bedard of InterBox, promoter for Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KOs), is planning to stage his boxer's next fight on May 25th, either in Quebec, Romania or England. Bedard reached an agreement with promoter Eddie Hearn to stage the fight on the same date as Carl Froch's super middleweight unification against Mikkel Kessler - and then have both fights aired on split-site pay-per-view in order to further build a potential rematch with Bute and Froch [provided they both win]. Froch stopped Bute in five rounds last May, but the Canadian star has a rematch clause.

Bute would go up against the winner of Nikola Sjekloca (25-0, 7 KOs) and Sakio Bika (30-5-2, 21 KOs), which takes place on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The vacant WBC super middleweight title will be on the line in the Bute vs. Sjekloca/Bika clash in May.

Andre Ward has the WBC title, but because of his shoulder injury the sanctioning body made him a champion "in recess" and left the regular title as being vacant.

"Andre Ward has to face the winner [of Sjekloca/Bika] in a maximum of 90 days after the fight, but he won't be available, so Lucian will fight against the winner for the regular title. Revenue sharing should be around 55-45 (for Bika or Sjekloca) instead of 85-15, since they will be meeting for the vacant belt. We agreed with Eddie Hearn that we would produce a big show on pay-per-view with those two fights. It will be show in order to build Bute-Froch," Bedard told QMI Agency.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LacedUp on 01-26-2013

I seriously doubt it will happen. Still think its going to be a double header PPV but one after another in separate locations. I don't see the point in having it on the same card - and maybe they would…

Comment by LacedUp on 01-26-2013

[QUOTE=pturtle;12953758]Bute better hope Bika doesn’t win because Bika would destroy Bute.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=ThePhantom5;12953763]You do know that Bute has beaten Bika before right?[/QUOTE] Haha what a fail. Guess he forgot to check Wikipedia.

Comment by yoz on 01-26-2013

I hope Showtime pick this up in the US.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 01-26-2013

[quote=iseah100] How are we (In the US) gonna see this fight? [/quote] HBO said they had interest in airing this fight but nothing more has been said about it. We're gonna have to wait and see or you could get…

Comment by Weebler I on 01-26-2013

If it happens then I would prefer Bika won this bout, with him fighting Froch (if he beats Kessler). Doubt it happens though.

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