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Hearn on Bute: Who Would Want Froch Again After That?

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn has serious doubts about Lucian Bute's willingness to exercise his rematch clause with Carl Froch (29-2, 21KOs). On Saturday night in Nottingham, Froch gave Bute (30-1, 24KOs) a beating before the fight was eventually stopped in the fifth round.

There is a rematch clause which directs Froch to face Bute in his backyard of Montreal. Hearn expects Bute to take another direction before facing Froch for a second time.

“Let’s face it, would you want to want Carl Froch again after having just gone through that?  There is a rematch clause available to Bute and we will obviously honour it if they want us to do so, but I seriously doubt it will happen. My guess is Bute will want to re-group and come back again sometime later this year or next year. It was about as comprehensive as you can get," Hearn told Daily Express.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JoshuaGOAT on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=amayseng;12180132]rewatch the fight it is on youtube now. i think bute fought his fight and was out boxing froch rounds one and two, and as i stated was ahead in round 3 for the first half go rewatch it with…

Comment by amayseng on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12180129]I didn't give Bute a single round myself :sad:[/QUOTE] rewatch the fight it is on youtube now. i think bute fought his fight and was out boxing froch rounds one and two, and as i stated was ahead in round…

Comment by dan_cov on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=amayseng;12180098]i think team froch is getting a bit ahead of themselves, it was a good win for froch but you have to analyze the fight. bute won rounds one and two with boxing in the center of the ring. bute…

Comment by amayseng on 05-28-2012

[QUOTE=denium;12179782]It was a foolish move no doubt about it, but it's down to Eddie Hearn that Froch is back on TV & now has a decent profile. If he hadn't stepped in then Froch's fights would probably still be on…

Comment by amayseng on 05-28-2012

i think team froch is getting a bit ahead of themselves, it was a good win for froch but you have to analyze the fight. bute won rounds one and two with boxing in the center of the ring. bute…

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