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Lucian Bute, Showtime Negotiating Upcoming Fight

By Edward Chaykovsky

Negotiations are ongoing between IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24 KOs), and the Showtime network, to finalize the Canadian star's next fight. A source with knowledge of the details spoke with QMI Agency. Bute has one fight remaining on his Showtime contract. According to the source, the network is reluctant to approve an April fight between Bute and former champion Carl Froch, because it leaves the door open for Bute to win and then jump ship to HBO without fighting Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell or some of the other top "American names" at 168, who fight on Showtime.

The network signed Bute to a multi-fight deal for one reason, to fight the winner of the Super Six tournament, which is Ward.

"They are afraid that Bute will beat Froch and then HBO would step in and purchase Bute's next fight at a very high price. So there are two possibilities. The first, is that Bute agrees to fight against Froch in a fight that Showtime won't broadcast, which leaves Bute with a one-fight obligation to the network. The other possibility is that InterBox works out a deal for a one-fight extension with Showtime," the source told QMI.

Froch's promoter, Eddie Hearn, is already making plans to bring his fighter back to Nottingham on May 5th.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Alx. on 01-28-2012

bute wipes the floor with direll 20 mil on bute if it happens.

Comment by From on 01-28-2012

Well Showtime, if you'd invited Bute to the Super six in the first place you would not be turning down good fights like Bute vs. Froch.

Comment by Tiozzo on 01-27-2012

[QUOTE=Hitman932;11713055]"Bute said he would go to Oakland" LMAO Key word "said". Bute says a lot of things about fights he wants and lengths he is willing to go to yet he never finds himself in the ring against a decent…

Comment by Ringlife on 01-27-2012

I guess Showtime thought that Ward would fight Bute but they thought wrong thats what happens when you deal with boxing. I mean Bute is willing to fight Ward but then you got Ward acting like he doesn't want to…

Comment by WesTbog on 01-27-2012

[QUOTE=Hitman932;11713055]"Bute said he would go to Oakland" LMAO Key word "said". Bute says a lot of things about fights he wants and lengths he is willing to go to yet he never finds himself in the ring against a decent…

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