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Bute vs Mendy Finalized For July 9 Clash in Romania

by Richard Cloutier
 
InterBox has confirmed the finalization of a world championship fight in Romania on July 9, involving the IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute (28-0). "It's a dream come true. Romanians have been behind me since the beginning of my career and I wanted to share the excitement of a world title fight with them. I felt their support from afar, but on July 9 they will be very close to me to encourage me! "

Lucian Bute, who already delivered a professional fight in his backyard on April 21, 2005, will be defending his world title against his mandatory, French boxer Jean Paul Mendy (29-0-1).

Mendy, 37, an Olympian (Atlanta 1996) and former champion of France, was especially known on the world stage by getting a draw against American fighter Anthony Hanshaw, as the co-winner of a tournament on "ShoBox: the New Generation." He subsequently became the IBF International champion and beat Jason Naugler and also, Sakio Bika, who was disqualified. If you recall, a different contract related to the management of Mendy had previously threatened to stop the fight with Bute.

Bute vs Mendy will take place at Romexpo Bucharest. The broadcast is excluded from the agreement between Bute and American network Showtime.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ciochia on 05-13-2011

Bika,Berrio(ko),Joppy(KO),Zuniga(KO),Andrade(KO),Brinkley(KO),McGee(KO)-this resume is not so bad.Mandy or Bika none of them doesn't deserve to be IBF champion instead of Bute.

Comment by Kevin Malone on 05-13-2011

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;10534269]Because Bute already whooped Bika and Mendy is his fukking mandaroty!!![/QUOTE] Bute whooping Bika proves what a joke fighting Mendy is. Mandatory fights are bulls[COLOR="Black"]h[/COLOR]it. The sanctioning bodies can slobber on a shlong. I'm just glad Showtime isn't televising…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 05-13-2011

The Lucian Bute Tomato Can World Tour continues! Oh joy.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-13-2011

[QUOTE=catalinul;10534318]Bute and Kessler need to fight after they're soft touches in the summer.[/QUOTE] I've got a feeling Kessler goes for Stieglitz first while Bute may take face-first Pavlik or John Duddy.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-13-2011

[QUOTE=El [email protected]@PR;10532673]Hey why you idiots **** on Bute for this fight?? who else is available??? This is his mando, after this he fights Kessler or Pavlik in the fall. I dont see whats the problem here!!![/QUOTE] Mandos or volontary defenses…

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