Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Froch: Lucian Bute Made a Big Mistake Coming Here!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

WORLD super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute has been accused of ­writing Carl Froch off prematurely.

Bute defends his IBF crown in front of a full house in Froch’s Nottingham backyard on Saturday.

But trainer Rob McCracken believes that Canadian Bute and his team have boobed by paying too much attention to Froch’s last fight.

‘The Cobra’ lost to Andre Ward on points in the ­Super Six final in Atlantic City in December – only the second reverse in the 34-year-old’s 30-fight career.

McCracken said: “They think that he has had too many hard fights and has ­maybe gone over the edge.

“They have looked at the Ward fight and think he started off slowly, his timing wasn’t there and he was open to counters.

“They think he will come on strong late on, but ­believe they will have a big enough lead by then to see it through.

“I think that after the Ward fight they feel Carl isn’t as dangerous as he was and they can get in and out without too much harm coming their way.”

McCracken concedes that Froch didn’t perform as well as expected against Ward, but insists that ­everything is now fine.

He said: “He wasn’t ­himself in America. He wasn’t quite ­himself warming up in the ­changing room.

“He really is somebody who needs to be at home, after being on the road for three years.

“Every fighter has a bad night – there is a bad night in everyone’s cupboard.

“Carl has put it right. We had a good chat after that fight and I said it was poor and that he couldn’t come out holding his feet and putting out slow single jabs.”

Froch hopes to have a big advantage by appearing in front of his home fans.

He said: “If Lucian thinks he can come to my town and defeat me, he has another thing coming.

“Bute is going to be ­under fire. I am going to let him know what he is in for from round one.

“I have a really good ­feeling about this fight. I have tasted defeat and it is not very nice. I don’t want to taste it again.

“Bute coming over here is a big mistake.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 05-24-2012

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12164696]Bute has been lucky since the first fight with Librado to not face anyone that forces him to fight.[/QUOTE]Not true. In boxing it is called a big left hand. How can a fighter "force him" when they are being counted…

Comment by -Kev- on 05-24-2012

I agree with Carl. Bute did make a big mistake by going to Nottingham to fight him.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-24-2012

[QUOTE=Fetta;12165255]Man i hope i can watch this fight. I know its on EPIX but i dont have that and dont know how to get it. :thinking: Any streams showing the fight?[/QUOTE] Go to the Epix web page and sign up…

Comment by belna on 05-24-2012

[QUOTE=Bushbaby;12164696]Froch has the stamina & style to destroy Bute (in a late fight rally). He's bigger than Andrade, stronger, far more refined inside his style. Bute has been lucky since the first fight with Librado to not face anyone that…

Comment by -DSG- on 05-24-2012

awww helll nahhhh they gonna rob my man bute!!!!!!! bute better kill this mofo these snakes aint gonna let froch lose!!!! :boxing: remember the dirrell fight bute you gotta destroy this punk!!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (20)
Top Headlines Badou Jack Vacates WBC Title, Officially Moves Up To 175-Pounds Video: Angel Garcia Talks Keith Thurman Unification Video: Keith Thurman Breaks Down Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Photos: Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman - Tense Face To Face in NY Video: Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia Sound Off on Keith Thurman Video: SHO's Espinoza Discusses Future Fights on Network, More DeGale: Mayweather Talks Rubbish, Has Big Ego, All About Him Eddie Hearn Discusses The Status of Kell Brook vs. Amir Khan Photos: Michael Conlan - New York City Presser For Pro Debut Jordan Thompson Inks Frank Warren Deal Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis Finalized For April 1 Showdown Groves' Trainer Talks DeGale vs. Jack, Status of Chudinov Fight CBS to Air Garcia-Thurman; Announcement at Press Conference Patrick Nielsen, Dina Thorslund Ready For Nordic Fight Night Bouts Michael Conlan vs. Tim Ibarra Ticket Information Billy Joe Saunders Links Up With Adam Booth After Tibbs Split Manny Pacquiao's Career Could Extend Beyond 2017, Says Arum Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder is a Fraud; Highly Doubt He Fights Me Broner: Fighting Spence Would Be "Foolish" for Crawford's Career Daily Bread Mailbag: Golovkin-Jacobs, Canelo-Chavez, More Lawrence Okolie Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Jamie Cox: I Would Beat Eubank Jr. and Quinlan in The Same Night! Farrell Hungry To Produce Champions, Excited for McCrory Link Up Chisora To Whyte: Forget Wilder, You Need To Face Me Again J. Mayweather No Longer Convinced That Golovkin Beats Canelo Veteran Judge: Horn Has No Real Talent, Pacquiao By KO in 3 To 4 Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis, WBC Title, in Play For April 1 Adam Lopez: I Have Everything it Takes To Get My Shot Marquez: Chavez Jr. Must First Defeat The Weight, Then Canelo Arum Provides Update on Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Event Photos: Michael Conlan Hits New York City For MSG Presser Golovkin vs. Jacobs: Ryan Martin Eyed For The Undercard Nate Diaz Expected To Receive Boxing License, Heading To TMT? Loeffler: Insurance is a Non-Issue For Golovkin vs. Jacobs Miller on Luis Ortiz: I'll Beat Brakes Off That Old Motherf***er! Photos: Carl Frampton Putting in Work For Leo Santa Cruz Rematch Gervonta Davis: Pedraza Needs to Stop Making Excuses for Loss Espinoza Will Discuss Garcia-Thurman Winner With Mayweather Chocolatito, Sor Rungvisai Will Look To Steal The Show at MSG Parker's Promoter: Talks With Haymon For Wilder Bout Went Well
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement