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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 

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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 Freedom2111 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,…

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