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Lucian Bute: I'm Better, Stronger, Faster Than Carl Froch!

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

LUCIAN BUTE says he will beat the boo-boys to triumph over Carl Froch in his own backyard tomorrow night.

Canadian Bute defends his IBF world super-middleweight title against Froch in front of a hostile crowd at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena.

He knows he will be jeered and booed throughout by the partisan capacity crowd, but said: “I will turn it all to my advantage.”

Bute is undefeated in his 30 professional fights and, despite rarely fighting abroad, is confident in his ability to beat Froch – and the crowd.

The 32-year-old said: “The public will give him positive energy and I can make it work for me. Obviously the crowd will be all pumped up if he hits me. But I’ve been expecting that ever since I agreed to the fight.

“Sure, the people in the arena will all be against me, I know that. But in the ring it’s going to be just me and him.

“I’ve worked hard leading up to this and I’m going into the ring feeling such extraordinary confidence.”

Bute won the belt in 2007 and has defended it nine times, his latest success coming with a points decision over Glen Johnson in November. Froch, 34, lost his last fight against Andre Ward in the Super Six final in December.

Bute added: “At this level we are both taking a risk.

“I’m the champion and I have to take fights like this. I am part of the elite and when you are a good fighter, you have to fight the best.

“Carl Froch is very tough, good with both hands and aggressive.

“But I have worked hard physically and have changed some things.

“I am the better fighter. I am stronger, have more speed and agility and I have good movement.

“I always believe that the fighter with more speed has the advantage and I honestly believe I have the advantage in this fight.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MRBOOMER on 05-26-2012

But your name sucks so you can't win👍 Boredem kills don't take this post serious Mr Hankey 💩

Comment by Mikhnienko on 05-26-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12168213]:lol1: Why does it always have to get personal by calling people armchair fans & such? I could be anybody for all you know. You think the reason was to do with Bika's power, but I am entitled to my…

Comment by puga on 05-25-2012

he forgot better skilled....

Comment by Teddy Brenner on 05-25-2012

Two common opponents, Glen Johnson and Brian Magee, are both picking Bute to win. Nuff said!

Comment by b morph on 05-25-2012

[QUOTE=MrClutch85;12168409]Bute does have all the advantages I just hope he doesn't get to counter punch happy looking for land one big shot at a time he needs to let his hands go punches in bunches[/QUOTE] i dont think u have…

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