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 Last update:  11/4/2012       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Grachev: Sillakh Was Tougher To Deal With Than Bute!
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by Luke Furman

Light heavyweight Denis Grachev (12-1-1, 8KOs), who suffered his first career defeat on Saturday night in Montreal, felt he was robbed against hometown hero Lucian Bute. Grachev made a name for himself with an unexpected knockout victory over highly redgarded contender Ismayl Sillakh. He felt Sillakh was a much tougher opponent than Bute, who returned from a knockout loss to Carl Froch.

"I won this fight. I can go to war with anyone. Sillakh was tougher to deal with than Bute. He was more versatile," Grachev said.

Grachev's coach also thought his boxer won the fight.

"We had no choice but to come here, because Denis is not well known. If this fight had taken place in the United States, we would have won, he would never have had this decision. There is a lot of money at stake in a rematch between Bute and Froch. We knew we would not win a decision here," Baruch Ferreira said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

Tags: Lucian Bute , Denis Grachev , Bute-Grachev , Bute vs Grachev


 

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comment by Alx., on 11-05-2012
it was still a boring fight and i had it a draw.

Check the next fight of Sillakh
comment by Pitchou, on 11-05-2012
Put Gratchev again with Sillakh for is next fight, and i'm sure you will see another Sillakh, when you came back from a knock out you are noot the same fighter. Bute was not the same, if he fought Gratchev 1 year ago, i'm sure Gratchev lost by TKO. A think that i'm sure, Bute is not ready to fi...

comment by JKidd2624, on 11-04-2012
[QUOTE=Tmann400]Yea, IMO Sillakh is a better fighter then Bute, despite losing to Grachev, he was completely outclassing him and barely getting hit at all until he got caught in the 8th. Whereas with Bute, Grachev seemingly was able to find Bute with relative ease, hurt him a few times, and made ...

comment by HeroBando, on 11-04-2012
[QUOTE=intoccabile]A one trick pony, i've said it numerous times. He's always looked ordinary up until he lands that counter uppercut. Prevent that, and it's smooth sailing.[/QUOTE] He was more of a volume guy earlier, he's totally bought into this power punching rep since Andrade 1. He was l...

comment by intoccabile, on 11-04-2012
[QUOTE=Red Power]I'm surprised that people were unaware that Bute was a hypejob. That's what happens when fans give you credit for things you've never done. What's Bute's best win? Sakio Bika or a 42 year old Glen Johnson? Bute was never much, just a flash in the pan.[/QUOTE] A one trick p...

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