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Froch: After Ward, I'll Likely Be Matched Against Bute

By Keith Idec
 
NEW YORK — Carl Froch figures that if defeats Andre Ward in Showtime’s “Super Six World Boxing Classic” final he’ll battle Lucian Bute in his next fight to completely determine super middleweight supremacy.

“That’s what it’s looking like, the winner of this tournament will be immediately matched up with the IBF champion, Lucian Bute,” Froch said. “And that’s fair enough, because that would then be a unification fight. That would be massive. So it’s not wrong to assume that’s what Ken Hershman from Showtime’s got up his sleeve, because he signed Bute.”

England’s Froch (28-1, 20 KOs) obviously believes he’ll become the first professional fighter to beat Ward (24-0, 13 KOs) when they meet Oct. 29 in Atlantic City for Froch’s WBC and Ward’s WBA 168-pound titles. Froch also predicted Bute (29-0, 24 KOs) will out-point Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) when they square off a week later, Nov. 5, in either Montreal or Quebec City.

Bute’s fight against Johnson will be the second of a three-fight deal he signed with Showtime last year, presumably to eventually face the ‘Super Six’ winner. Froch has gone 3-1 in the two-year tournament, including a majority decision victory over Johnson on June 4 in Atlantic City.

Bute was born and raised in Romania, but has become a huge draw in and around Montreal, his adopted hometown. Froch feels the site might be the only point of contention if he and Bute win their respective fights against Ward and Johnson.

“It’s just where the fight will happen,” Froch said. “Will he come out of Canada? Will it be over in England? Will it be in America? But that’s definitely a fight that could happen and should happen, really, because after this ‘Super Six’ final, one guy should be determined or should have a chance to become the three-belt champion, the undisputed [super middleweight] champion of the world.”

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, NJ., and BoxingScene.com.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Taranazan on 08-27-2011

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;11043523]Bute should be forced to fight Kessler to earn a shot at the Super 6 winner. He shouldn't be able to just waltz into a fight with the champion who is coming off a grueling tournament schedule. The winner of…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 08-26-2011

Bute should be forced to fight Kessler to earn a shot at the Super 6 winner. He shouldn't be able to just waltz into a fight with the champion who is coming off a grueling tournament schedule. The winner of…

Comment by ciochia on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=Hitman932;11041531]Ward will school Froch and neither Ward-Bute or Froch-Kessler II will happen next. Kessler won't agree to leave home to fight Froch, and Froch absolutely will not go back to Denmark so that fight is out. Bute says he is…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-26-2011

Not as interested in a Bute fight as a Kessler rematch.

Comment by slickrick9783 on 08-26-2011

Ive been sayin for years that there were 4 fighters that really had a great future. Bradley, Khan, Ward, and Bute. And the reason I was so excited is that they're paired in the same weight class. Now I cant…

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