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Lucian Bute: I Want My Revenge Against Carl Froch

By Luke Furman

Former champion Lucian Bute wants his revenge against IBF king Carl Froch. In May of this year, Froch destroyed Bute in five rounds. Bute had a rematch clause and plans to use it. He wants to face Froch in either March or April of this year.

Bute claims that Froch's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is trying to discourage him from the rematch.

"I told my promoter, Jean Bedard, I want to fight against Froch. We have a solid rematch clause. Froch will come to Montreal, either in March or April. It is a matter of marketing. [Hearn] protects his champion and he sends me little arrows to distract and discourage me, but I know what I want," Bute said.

"I know I want my revenge, regardless of when it will be. We should know where we are going to do it by the end of the year or maybe even in two weeks if all goes well."

Based on his recent performance against Denis Grachev, many experts feel Bute should take another fight or two to prepare himself for Froch. Bute does not agree.

"We must not forget that I was coming back from a loss by knockout. It was difficult for me mentally. The first half of the fight was difficult because I was tense and hesitant. I also lacked precision. However, I was back on track later on and all went well. Grachev was well prepared and I'm glad I had a twelve round bout. I needed the experience. I showed in the second half of the fight that I have the tools to beat Froch," Bute said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apunchnotseen on 12-04-2012

Froch will make this fight in a heartbeat. The last thing Bute wants to see is Carl lose to Kessler before he gets his rematch(not saying froch loses). I can see Bute doing better this time around, may even build…

Comment by MDPopescu on 12-04-2012

[QUOTE=`STEELHEAD;12768921]i still think this is idle talk from bute. in reality he wants nothing to do with the improved froch. he'll just get his ass handed to him by carl. probably quiker. won't believe it till both get in the…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 12-04-2012

Props for Bute for wanting it again after the beatdown he received. Can't see much changing this time though.

Comment by Kris Silver on 12-04-2012

If Andrade can catch up to him late, then I really don't see Froch not doing knocking him out again with 12 rounds. Maybe not as soon but he'll catch him. Bute could get a decision but he's just far…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-04-2012

I agree that he was starting to hit his stride toward the end of the Grachev bout. For that reason it would be smart to take one more fight to iron out all the kinks, before going at it with…

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