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 Last update:  10/26/2011       Read more by Keith Idec         
   
Lucian Bute: Glen Johnson is a Major Step Up For Me
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By Keith Idec

Glen Johnson wasn’t Lucian Bute’s No. 1 choice of opponents for his fight a week from Saturday, but the unbeaten Bute considers “The Road Warrior” to be the toughest opponent he has faced in his eight-year pro career.

The Romanian-born champion can say that with certainty, even before they touch gloves at Pepsi Coliseum, because they sparred nearly 100 rounds against each other in the fall of 2009 while preparing for fights against Librado Andrade (Bute) and Chad Dawson (Johnson).

“Glen Johnson has seen almost everything in boxing,” Bute said on a conference call to promote their Nov. 5 fight in Quebec City. “He’s always there, he’s always in great condition. He’s been facing all the greatest fighters — Jones, Tarver, Dawson twice. He even fought Hopkins in his beginning and he looked good, even if he lost [that] fight. I watched them all. I can say, by far, he is the best opponent [of my career], with the best credibility, the best resume. His resume speaks for itself. So, for me, it’s a major step up.”

Johnson is 42, but he is a former undisputed light heavyweight champion who knocked out Roy Jones Jr. seven years ago and beat initial Jones conqueror Antonio Tarver by split decision in his next fight.

The Miami-based, Jamaican-born boxer has been stopped just once in 68 professional fights, against Hopkins. But even that fight was halted with the rugged Johnson on his feet.

Though 11 years younger, the 31-year-old Bute might not be the best southpaw Johnson has fought, much less the best boxer overall.

“He’s a great fighter,” Johnson said. “He has a lot of talent, a lot of skills. He shows a lot of that in his fights. He’s got fast hands and he’s sound. He ranks among the best guys, but this is not sparring, this is fighting. So this is a whole other level of fighting.”

Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs) and Bute (29-0, 24 KOs) will meet in a 12-round fight for Bute’s IBF 168-pound title. The fight will be broadcast by Showtime.

Keith Idec covers boxing for the Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

Tags: Lucian Bute , Glen Johnson , Bute-Johnson , Bute vs Johnson


 

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comment by ShoulderRoll, on 10-27-2011
If Bute beats Glen Johnson....he will join a long list of guys that have beat Glen Johnson.

comment by Someone88, on 10-27-2011
[QUOTE=mshap]cut the crap Bute -- if perennial 41 year old Johnson is your toughest opponent to date, your career stinks....[/QUOTE] Well Bute is being humble that's good if he wins he can go against better fighters

comment by mshap, on 10-26-2011
cut the crap Bute -- if perennial 41 year old Johnson is your toughest opponent to date, your career stinks....

comment by bojangles1987, on 10-26-2011
[QUOTE=belna]I can't wait to see what you'll write when Bute beats Johnson.[/QUOTE] That he should have and I predicted he would?

comment by mathed, on 10-26-2011
[QUOTE=Bombs]This guy wouldn't be undefeated if Pacquiao was a tad heavier. But anyways should be a nice fight. Rooting for the road warrior.[/QUOTE] If by "a tad heavier" you mean 20 pounds heavier, then you could be right....only if he can add like 6 inches in height and 4 inches in reach to e...

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