Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team

Boxing Champions |  Boxing Schedule |  Boxing Video  |  Boxing History   |  Pound For Pound  | The Wire |  Audio  |  Arcade
Lucian Bute, Showtime Negotiating Upcoming Fight - Boxing News
Advertisement
BoxingScene Archive
• Boxing Articles
• Boxing Interviews
• Breaking News
• Boxing Press Releases
• Boxing Results
• World Boxing News
Follow BoxingScene
 
Search BoxingScene

>>>Advanced Search<<<
• Register A Free Account
• Account Login
• Boxing Schedule
• Boxing Champions
• Boxing Downloads
• Boxing Forums
• Boxing News Wire
• Boxing Photos
• Boxing History
• Boxer Search
• Fantasy Betting
• Feedback
• Fitness and Health  
• Free Homepage
• Mixed Martial Arts
• Pound For Pound
• Upcoming Fight Archive
                                                                                                                                                            ...............

 Last update:  1/26/2012       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Lucian Bute, Showtime Negotiating Upcoming Fight
Share Click Here To Email Printable version Search BoxingScene Database 

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.

Tags: Lucian Bute


 

 User Comments and Feedback (must register 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]"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 opponent. They say they will go somewhere then they enter into a negoti...

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 fight Bute sometimes your favorite boxers surprise you with some B.S sometimes. Like t...

comment by WesTbog, on 01-27-2012
[QUOTE=Hitman932]"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 opponent. They say they will go somewhere then they enter into a negoti...

Post A Comment/View More User Comments (14) 

   
 Top Headlines
 Advertisement
 
 MMA Headlines
 
 Related Articles
  Carl Froch, George Groves Trade...
  Khan Predicts Marcos Maidana Wi...
  Bradley-Chaves is Close For 12/...
  Cuadras-Jaro Date in Doubt Afte...
  Much More on the Debacle in D.C...
  Ariza Signs Two Year Contract W...
  Luke Campbell Feels Ready For T...
  Groves: I Want Anthony Dirrell ...
  With Jeff Lacy in the Ring, Fig...
  Golovkin-Rubio: Edwin Rodriguez...

 Latest Active Forum Threads
Latest Active Threads
 Advertisement

 


Advertisement



Privacy Policy - Submit News - Feedback - Site Map - Advertise with Us

Copyright © 2003-2014 BoxingScene LLC. All rights reserved.