By Bill Emes

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24KOs) has no problem with traveling over to the United States to face WBA/WBC champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13KOs) to settle the issue as to which of them is the best boxer at 168-pounds. The unbeaten boxer is not impressed with Carl Froch, who did a lot of trash talking about Bute in the last couple of weeks. Bute sat ringside at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, and watched Ward secure a dominating twelve round unanimous decision over Froch.

"I would knock [Froch] out. When I fought [Brian] Magee I stopped him in ten rounds and Froch stopped him in eleven rounds. When he fought Glen Johnson, one judge thought it was a draw, 114-114, and when I fought Johnson I won very clearly. For Ward, maybe it's possible to fight him in New York, in New York City is an option. I'm also ready to go to his backyard [of Oakland]," Bute told