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Lucian Bute-Glen Johnson Deal Reached For Nov. 5

by Richard Cloutier

Jean Bédard of InterBox has announced that Lucian Bute (29-0-0) will defend his IBF super middleweight title against Glen Johnson (51-15-2) on November 5th. It is assumed that Bute-Johnson will be staged at the Bell Centre or at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec. Showtime will televise, likely paired with highlights of Mikkel Kessler's bout with WBO super middleweight champion Robert Stieglitz, which is scheduled to take place on the same day in Denmark.
 
Bute's team tried to secure Kessler and Kelly Pavlik for the date, but Kessler turned their offer down in favor of facing Stieglitz, and Pavlik rejected a guaranteed offer of $1.35 million dollars. Johnson was reportedly not happy with the money being offered. The two sides continued to negotiate and a deal was reached.

In his last battle, fought on June 4 in the Super 6 tournament, Johnson gave WBC champion Carl Froch all he could handle and lost by way of majority decision.
 
Richard Cloutier Is A publishing editor for Netboxe.com in Canada and BoxingScene.com. He's a member of Boxing Writers Association of America, an Elector to induction of the International Boxing Hall of Fame (Canastota, NY.) And Also the author of numerous books including the biography of former WBC super middleweight champion Eric Lucas, trainer for WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal, and current IBF world champion Lucian Bute. Follow Him on Twitter: @ RichardCNetboxe.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Steak on 08-17-2011

damn, major respect to Glen. The guy takes on everyone. Respect to Bute too. This isnt exactly him vs Froch or Ward, but its still a damn good fight, considering Kessler decided to go after Rob. Im excited.

Comment by Tiozzo on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=Megamasterking;11000494]If Johnson is not careful with that liver shot, it will be game over, it's also the most painful shot.[/QUOTE] I find it amusing that so many people guarantee (something they can't do in the first place) that Bute won't…

Comment by Megamasterking on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=Tiozzo;11000278]this isn't retarded at all to get ko'ed = get counted out to get TKO'ed = to get stopped [B]if Bute catches Glen with his liver shot[/B], Glen might not be able to beat the count, and that would be…

Comment by Uturn on 08-17-2011

Johnson could wobble Bute if he lands the same shots he landed on Froch.

Comment by Tiozzo on 08-17-2011

[QUOTE=problem?;11000127]lolololololololololololololololol go away retard[/QUOTE] this isn't retarded at all to get ko'ed = get counted out to get TKO'ed = to get stopped if Bute catches Glen with his liver shot, Glen might not be able to beat the count,…

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