Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Team Bute: Carl Froch Has Flaws, Mack Was Drained

By Luke Furman

Former champion Lucian Bute will remain on course for a 2013 rematch with IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch. Both boxers took interim fights in the las few weeks. Bute won a tough decision over Denis Grachev, and last Saturday in Nottingham Froch knocked out Yusaf Mack in three rounds. This past May, Froch stopped Bute in five rounds but the rematch will head to the challenger's turf of Montreal.

Bute's trainer felt Mack was drained, after dropping down from light heavyweight for a shot at Froch.

"Mack was not in the best shape for this fight. He had to lose weight to make the limit of 168 pounds and it showed," said Stephan Larouche, the coach of Bute. "Carl Froch is very strong physically. But technically he is not the best. He has flaws that can be used against him."

Bute is not sure when the rematch will happen next year, but he expects it to take place.

"I've always said that I want to face Carl Froch. As a boxer, this is something I definitely want to do. Now, we'll see. Will I face him in the spring? In the fall? We'll see. What is certain is that nothing has changed in my head. I know I can do better than I did in May. I know I'm better than that, I have the tools to make a good fight. So it is certain that I will get the chance to show it," Bute said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org 

Tags: Carl Froch image   Lucian Bute image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by richardt on 11-20-2012

I get it - so what Team Bute is saying is he was PULVERIZED by a guy with flaws. Talk about opening your mouth and shoving the foot in deep.

Comment by Box Up! on 11-20-2012

Always ‘team Bute’ and not Bute himself who come out with these comments. Fight aint gonna happen. Bring on Kessler.

Comment by rampant on 11-20-2012

[QUOTE=kiaba360;12717946]He fought Grachev at a 170 catch-weight, and he's talking about Mack being weight-drained?[/QUOTE] Oh yeah it was catch-weight wasnt it, so basically he also struggles to get down to 168....weight drained is basically an excuse, if you cant make…

Comment by Freedom. on 11-20-2012

[QUOTE=paulf;12717043]Bute won't take the rematch. He'll hang back and see if Froch either loses or gets stripped.[/QUOTE]No, he wants it. Bute has been telling the Canadian media he can hardly wait for the rematch, and that he'll win this time.

Comment by kiaba360 on 11-20-2012

[QUOTE=rampant;12717915]Thought Bute was also struggling to continue making 168 hence his last fight was at light heavy? Froch has flaws, correct! Bute also has flaws which Froch exposed with ease, so Froch's flaws dont impact his ability to beat Bute,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (46)
Top Headlines Kudryashov-Durodola Rematch - WBC Final Eliminator, May 20 Juan Manuel Marquez Files Lawsuit Over Fraud, 2.3 Million Stolen Luis Ortiz: After My April Fight - I Want Wilder, Joshua or Parker! Srisaket Sor Rungvisai Receives Hero's Welcome at Home Arum Tired of Waiting, Gives Pacquiao Deadline To Decide on Horn Sullivan Barrera: Parker Fight is Another Step To a World Title Luis Ortiz vs. Derric Rossy Possible For Berto-Porter Card Froch: We May See The 'Best and Last' of Klitschko With Joshua Photos: Alberto Machado, Juan Jose Martinez - Go Face To Face Mayweather Gets Partial Win Over Ms. Jackson in Court Ruling Fonfara: Training With Virgil Hunter Will Make Me a Better Fighter Francisco Vargas Might Not Return to Ring Until Sometime in 2018 Samuel Clarkson: I'm Ready To Go To War With Dmitry Bivol! Josh Kelly will face Jay Byrne in Pro Debut on Burns-Indongo Luis Ortiz Inks Pact With Al Haymon Frank Warren Hits Golovkin With Deadline To Ink Saunders Deal Canelo vs. Chavez - Movie Theater Information Photos: Marco Huck, Mairis Briedis - Face To Face at Final Presser Joe Cordina To Make Pro Debut on Murray-Rosado Card, April 22 Roach Hopes Cotto Still Gets in Two Fights Before Retirement Mikey Garcia: If I Go Up To 140, I'd Be Interested in Crawford Fight Roach: 'I Would Love' to Have Pacquiao Fight Keith Thurman Roach: I've Changed My Mind, Golovkin CAN'T Beat Andre Ward! Anthony Joshua Reflects on His Roots, Connection To Nigeria Juanma Continues To Motivate as Clash With Entrenadorcito Nears Liam Smith Vows To Use Williams To Make Statement To Critics Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao, Cotto, Golovkin, More Amir Khan Not Ruling Out Conor McGregor Fight in UFC or Boxing Kennedy Katende Ready To Do Damage in Sundsvall, Sweden Abel Sanchez: Ward Will Beat Kovalev, It Won't Be Controversial Errol Spence: 30,000 Fans Rooting For Kell Brook Won't Faze Me Video: Robert Garcia on Mikey, Golovkin-Jacobs, More Marco Huck vs. Mairis Briedis: Torch Songs Video: Abner Mares Discusses His Career, Future Options Golovkin's Coach Reacts To De La Hoya's Position on June Fight Video: Richard Schaefer on Future of Ringstar Prospects, More Leduan Barthelemy Drops, Stops Reynaldo Blanco in Nine Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Jayson Velez in Play For May 5, Las Vegas Robert Garcia Fears That Age Has Finally Caught Up With Golovkin Golden Boy Prez on Linares' Future, Garcia/Lomachenko Fights
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement