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Lucian Bute Expects a Tough Fight From Glen Johnson

By Chris LaBate

He couldn't secure Mikkel Kessler or Kelly Pavlik, but IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute was able to bag former champion Glen Johnson for a scheduled defense on November 5th, possibly in Quebec City. Bute (29-0, 24 KOs) and his entourage are relieved that InterBox was able to finalize a deal for a November opponent. Bute knows Johnson  (51-15-2, 35 KOs) very well, because the two of them had sparred with each other several times.

"I'm glad it was completed. I came back from Romania last week and I didn't know who I was going to box against. [Johnson] is a very good opponent, a former champion and he faced the world's best during his career, and I know he has a lot of experience," said Bute to Eric LeBlanc.

"Our goal remains to prove that I belong among the best. I still want to face the winner of the Super Six tournament, but it's one fight at a time. I am ready to face all the boxers who participated in this tournament to show my value to people and also that I deserve to be considered the best super middleweight in the world."

Jean Bédard, President of InterBox, also expects a tough test for Bute.

"We think it will be a good test for Lucian especially since [Johnson] has not been knocked out since 1997 against Bernard Hopkins. He is strong and he just had a good fight against Carl Froch. He was the number one choice when Pavlik [walked] but I keep finding it difficult to find opponents who want to fight Lucian," said Bédard

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MARKBNLV on 08-18-2011

[QUOTE=fastblack;11000583]Johnson stands right there and will be an easy target for Bute to hit. Bute's body shots will win the fight because Johnson will not move. Fighting a Ward or Dirrell or even a drunk Pavlik would be more difficult…

Comment by mshap on 08-17-2011

Johnson will finally look his age -- Bute should be able to do what he wants in there -- if Bute is motivated and focused enough, he'll stop Johnson

Comment by ssop on 08-17-2011

You are right exept for Direll and Pavlik who are way to much overated, These two guys would not stand up against Bute, never. [QUOTE=fastblack;11000583]Johnson stands right there and will be an easy target for Bute to hit. Bute's body…

Comment by fastblack on 08-17-2011

Johnson stands right there and will be an easy target for Bute to hit. Bute's body shots will win the fight because Johnson will not move. Fighting a Ward or Dirrell or even a drunk Pavlik would be more difficult…

Comment by jtiger777 on 08-17-2011

johnson is a tough match for anyone good luck bro!

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