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Team Bute on The Pavlik Negotiations, Carl Froch

By Luke Furman

Promoter Jean Bedard of InterBox is currently in negotiations with Top Rank to secure Kelly Pavlik as the next opponent for former super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. Pavlik was scheduled to fight WBC/WBA champion Andre Ward, who fell out due to a shoulder injury. Bute has a rematch clause to face IBF champion Carl Froch, but the English boxer is close to a deal to face WBA "regular" king Mikkel Kessler.

"We are still waiting to see if the fight between Froch and Kessler will take place. Eddie Hearn [Froch's promoter] asked us for permission to negotiate with Kessler and we accepted, provided that an interesting scenario comes about for us and Pavlik is that. Cameron Duncan, manager for Pavlik, has already confirmed that Arthur Abraham and Lucian are the two candidates for the upcoming fight of his protégé," said Bedard to QMI Agency.

"Since Wednesday, we have been in contact with Pavlik's team. If we do not face Froch in our next outing, Pavlik is a serious candidate. And we have been interested in him for a long time. "

Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) was set to fight Bute (31-1, 24 KOs) in 2011, but Pavlik's personal problems and a monetary dispute with Top Rank caused the match to fall apart.

"We had a contract, but he declined with less than a week before an interim-fight [against Darryl Cunningham, August 6, 2011 in Ohio] to prevent rust before getting into the ring against Lucian. We have had discussions with Top Rank, but we still have our rematch clause with Froch. We know that the English TV prefer Kessler over us. From our side, it does not bother us as we can agree Froch face again."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by illmaticfighter on 12-28-2012

war bute take out pavlik and then get your froch rematch i think he does better this time.

Comment by Skittlez on 12-28-2012

Pavlik is done. Hopkins took his prime and Martinez took what was left.. People are tricked into thinking Pavlik still got a shot against Bute. Bute is a far superior boxer and have great power.. I think Pavlik cuts very…

Comment by Red Power on 12-28-2012

Huge opportunity for Pavlik. He can win this by KO.

Comment by Ravens Fan on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=HeroBando;12866014]You were saying, Pavlik did well enough against Martinez, who's a superior boxer to these SMW, hence he might do well there. Martinez might be superior, but he's a smaller guy who's struggled with other smaller guys before. Most of…

Comment by HeroBando on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;12865963]I have to admit that you lost me. Can you remind again of what this has to do with Pavlik fighting Bute?[/QUOTE] You were saying, Pavlik did well enough against Martinez, who's a superior boxer to these SMW, hence…

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