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 Last update:  10/4/2011       Read more by Chris LaBate         
   
Lucian Bute: Glen Johnson is My Biggest Challenge
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By Chris LaBate

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (29-0k, 24KOs) is currently training in Florida for his next fight, on November 5 in Quebec, against former light heavyweight king Glen Johnson (51-15-2, 35KOs). Bute is very familiar with Johnson because they sparred for nearly 100 rounds in 2009. Bute considers Johnson the toughest and most experienced opponent that he's every faced.

"I often trained with him, but during the fight I'll be different in the ring against him and he will really be surprised. It should be a very hard fight. He is serious and trains a lot. He faced great fighters like Chad Dawson and Tavoris Cloud. Looking at his record and experience, I can say that this will be my biggest challenge so far. We'll see on November 5 if it was really the biggest challenge or not," Bute said.

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comment by mshap, on 10-04-2011
sad commentary if perennial 41 year old Glen Johnson is the best guy that Bute has fought to date.....

comment by largo99, on 10-04-2011
Quote : '' Bute fits that criteria perfectly. He could have easily gotten himself into the Super Six, but he chose not to.'' Never read somewhere that he chose not to ... It's been almost 2 years since Bute wanted a shot at a bigger fighter but that super 6 took 6 challenge...

comment by Brother Jay, on 10-04-2011
[QUOTE=D.I.E.S.E.L]he's lying, I ain't buying into it. We all know what the outcome would be.[/QUOTE] The sad part about it is that he actually ISN'T lying. Johnson would actually be the best win that Bute would have on his resume if he wins. That's saying something because although Johnson is...

comment by UglyPug, on 10-04-2011
[QUOTE=Ravens Fan]I want to start by saying that I really like Johnson. However, out of the his last twelve fights five have been title fights and he has lost them all. He also can't beat anything resembling a world class fighter. So I have to ask, what did he do to deserve another title fight a...

comment by Ravens Fan, on 10-04-2011
I want to start by saying that I really like Johnson. However, out of the his last twelve fights five have been title fights and he has lost them all. He also can't beat anything resembling a world class fighter. So I have to ask, what did he do to deserve another title fight and when is enough,...

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