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 Last update:  5/17/2012       Read more by Ryan Burton         
   
Lucian Bute: Chad Dawson-Andre Ward is a 50-50 Fight
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By Ryan Burton

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute appeared on the latest edition of The Boxing Lab, BoxingScene.com's official audio show. The Montreal, Quebec based fighter faces Super Six tournament runner-up Carl Froch on May 26th in his hometown of Nottingham, UK.

Showtime signed Bute to a 3 fight contract in hopes of matching him with the eventual tournament winner that ended up being Andre Ward. Prior to winning the Super Six trophy, Ward appeared on board with the plan but changed his mind shortly after his tournament clinching win over Froch. When I asked Bute for his opinion on Ward's change of heart he said that he had no idea why Ward declined the fight.

"What is weird is before the Super 6 tournament he said that it would be great for the winner to fight Bute. Then after the tournament he changed his mind. Who knows why. Only he knows why he said that. You would have to ask him," Bute told The Boxing Lab.

Ward now appears headed towards a showdown against WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson on September 8th. Bute feels that their fight will be a tactical battle that both fighters will have a good shot at winning.

"This is a fight that I guess a lot of people want to see. I don't think it will be a great action fight but it will be a strategy filled fight. It is a 50-50 fight in my mind," stated Bute. "Ward always finds a way to win yet Dawson has fought a lot of top guys and lately has found a way to win all of his fights," he concluded.

You can hear the full interview by clicking http://tobtr.com/s/3137153

Send questions or comments to ringsidewriter@gmail.com Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton.

Tags: Chad Dawson , Andre Ward , Lucian Bute , Ward vs Dawson , Ward-Dawson



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comment by MASTER1454, on 05-18-2012
[QUOTE=TheHayeMaker]Floyd Mayweather and the 147-154 Division is being promoted not because Floyd is THE MEGASTAR but simply because there is no great American MW or HW to promote. and because there's nobody else They are desperately hoping Ward is 'the next superstar' but his personalit...

comment by micky1971, on 05-18-2012
if this bute geezer was any good then why did he not enter for selection in the super six in the first place? didnt ward come in late? carl froch should ko this cunt. ward however is something else and i think in a boxing match would knock the granny ouit of this "bute" geezer any day of the w...

comment by TheHayeMaker, on 05-18-2012
Floyd Mayweather and the 147-154 Division is being promoted not because Floyd is THE MEGASTAR but simply because there is no great American MW or HW to promote. and because there's nobody else They are desperately hoping Ward is 'the next superstar' but his personality is **** his style is **...

comment by TheHayeMaker, on 05-18-2012
[QUOTE=LA_2_Vegas]I'm not taking the bait on what your getting at there.....but dont worry Bute will beat Froch and make it look a lot smoother and slicker than Ward did.[/QUOTE] there is no bait. I might as well say it. People like Ward more because he's American, if you go to a site ...

comment by LA_2_Vegas, on 05-18-2012
[QUOTE=TheHayeMaker]Lucian Bute will KO Ward Lucian Bute will destroy Ward You guys hating because you guys think Ward is slick and you guys prefer him for reasons that I do not want to get into on boxing scene But I know the reason why you guys hate Lucian Bute and prefer ...

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