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 Last update:  7/10/2011       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Lucian Bute Eyes Froch vs Ward Winner For Early 2012
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By Ruslan Chikov

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (29-0, 24KOs) has promised to unify the titles in early 2012, and then he wants to return to Romania to make a unified title defense. On Saturday night he defended his title in Bucharest, retaining the belt for the eight time with a fourth round knockout of mandatory challenger Jean Paul Mendy.

There are ongoing discussions for Bute to defend his title in the fall against former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik. Bute's early target in 2012, is the winner of the Super Six unification between 168-pound champion Carl Froch and Andre Ward, which is scehduled for October 29.

"I've been in sports for 15 years, but I've felt like I did [on Saturday fighting in Bucharest]. I am proud that I made everyone happy throughout Romania. Ever since I became a world champion, I wanted to defend my title in Romania. My dream was fulfilled, but now I want to unify the belts and I'll do it next year. I promise that I will bring back at least two belts to Romania," said Bute.

Tags: Carl Froch , Andre Ward , Lucian Bute , Ward-Froch , Ward vs Froch


 

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comment by Ringlife, on 07-10-2011
That would be a sick fight because I think Froch or Ward would beat Bute because Bute hasn't gone through anything that ward and Froch have these guys have fought nothing but the best at this division.What has bute done but get stung in the 12 round and the ref gave him a gift because he was out ...

comment by Chex31, on 07-10-2011
Sounds good! Ward takes Bute to school. Bute-Froch would be a good fight!

comment by rasdun, on 07-10-2011
ward will def beat Bute. he's in another league. But, Bute really cant be criticized for his competition. evryones beentied up wit super 6. He tried to make a fight wit Kessler, who wants no part of him. and now will fight Pavlik who is a tough challenge

comment by King Koko, on 07-10-2011
I'll be the first to criticize Bute's easy title defenses against less than stellar oposition. Brinkley, Magee and Mendy had no business challenging for a world title. I also remember the long count in the first Andrade fight. If you look even further in the past Bute got knocked out in the amate...

comment by Andre Wardttke, on 07-10-2011
[QUOTE=SkillspayBills]He ****ing better. Let's see who the best is at 168 once and for all.[/QUOTE] We will, October 29th. If any one has a case of claiming superiority in the 168 division over the two participating in the Super Six final, it's The Viking Warrior.

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