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Lucian Bute: Glen Johnson is My Biggest Challenge

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.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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…

Comment by Brother Jay on 10-04-2011

[QUOTE=D.I.E.S.E.L;11249617]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 [b]ISN'T[/b] lying. Johnson would actually be the best win that Bute would have on his resume…

Comment by UglyPug on 10-04-2011

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;11250418]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…

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.…

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