Lucian Bute: I Want Carl Froch To Win, It's Personal!

By Bill Emes

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24KOs) is pulling for Carl Froch to defeat Andre Ward in their 168-pound unification later tonight. Bute, who plans to sit ringside, is upset with some of the comments Froch made about his record and his ability. However, Bute views it as a very tough task for Froch to accomplish.

"[I give the edge to] Andre Ward [because of] his ability and skills, his legs, his speed. But, one punch can change the fight. I want Carl Froch to win this fight. It's personal [between us], but it's difficult for him to win," Bute told

"I'm not surprised with the trash talking of Froch about me. The talking will end when I see him in the ring. The ring is talking and I'm going to beat him when we fight together."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Thickback on 12-18-2011

LMAO @ Bootay hoping for the easier fight....Ward whooped Froch, now lets see what happens from here. Bootay sat back and fought bums and now wants the winner of a tourny where the best went to battle. Bootay doesn't deserve…

Comment by Cutthroat on 12-17-2011

I think Ward might even KO Bute, Bute's defense relies too much on his reflexes, he keeps his hands REALLY low, he doesn't even really try to block using his gloves. Ward is gonna get on the inside and just…

Comment by EdMon917 on 12-17-2011

Too bad I wanted Froch to win as well. Bute needs to fight Ward for Super Middleweight supremacy now! :boxing:

Comment by Boxingtech718v2 on 12-17-2011

After tonight I think Ward spanks Bute easily. Too fast and too tough. If Ward could take Frochs punches and not look bothered then Bute has no chance.

Comment by shinobi108 on 12-17-2011

I honestly really wanna see froch vs bute thats an even pickem fight imo

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