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Bute: The Loss To Froch Will Make Me a Better Fighter

By Luke Furman

Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-1, 24 KOs) is hungry to get back to the top. On November 3rd at the Bell Centre he faces light heavyweight Denis Grachev (12-0-1, 8KOs) at the catch-weight of 170-pounds.

On May 26th, Bute was beaten badly over five rounds by Nottingham boxer Carl Froch (29-2, 21KOs). They have already agreed to have a rematch in the first half of 2013.

Against Grachev, Bute promised to return to the basics.

"You will see the same Lucian Bute as before - before I became a world champion. I am happy to be back in action at home in Montreal. However, this will not be easy going against a guy who is very aggressive and wants to win. I was not comfortable after this loss, but now I am physically and psychologically fine," Bute said.

"It is useless to dwell on what happened against Froch. I had a difficult time after that, but this is boxing. This is normal and it happens. Everyone said it would be easy for me [against Froch], and look what happened ... With my team, we analyzed what we did, and now we're going to change things. [The loss] will make me a better fighter."

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 10-11-2012

[QUOTE=Clegg;12593405]Anyone who ever wings any of their punches has overrated power? Even George Foreman? Plenty of guys with great power throw some wild, technically flawed shots every round. Not that I see Froch as a huge puncher but what you're…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;12593334]because they're elite fighters? Pascal, Kessler, Abraham, Johnson and Ward have never been stopped, so it's a tall order to expect Froch to stop them all. Froch is however, heavy-handed, although I don't expect Bute-type performances against every…

Comment by VapeRippa on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;12587477]I agree that Froch proved that Bute's chin is below average at the elite level. The thing I also noted from their fight was Bute's lack of defense. [B]Froch, who by no means is a speedster, was able to counter…

Comment by Clegg on 10-10-2012

Anyone who ever wings any of their punches has overrated power? Even George Foreman? Plenty of guys with great power throw some wild, technically flawed shots every round. Not that I see Froch as a huge puncher but what you're…

Comment by Weebler I on 10-10-2012

[QUOTE=Ravens Fan;12592577]And why can't he hit elite fighters with power shots?[/quote] because they're elite fighters? Pascal, Kessler, Abraham, Johnson and Ward have never been stopped, so it's a tall order to expect Froch to stop them all. Froch is however,…

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