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Author Topic: <<spoiler>> Lucian Bute vs. Carl Froch Saturday, May 26  (Read 5405 times)
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The Broadcast Will Begin at 3 P.M. PT / 6 P.M. ET on Epix

Lucian Bute vs. Carl Froch

Super middleweight


Lucian Bute was the odd man out when Showtime announced their six-man tournament in 2009. Already arguably one of the better fighters in the super middleweight division, Bute, who had recently claimed the IBF super middleweight title, was left out in favor of young upstarts Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, and division newcomer, Arthur Abraham. When Jermain Taylor was literally knocked out of the tournament, television contracts and politics again kept Bute (30-0, 24 KOs) out in favor of Allan Green, the lightly-regarded former super middleweight contender.

Bute patiently awaited the tournament’s end as he defended his title six times against the best opponents available in his adopted home nation of Canada. Librado Andrade, Edison Miranda, Jesse Brinkley, Brian Magee, and Jean Paul Mendy all failed to see the final bell against the Romania-born Bute. Former light heavyweight world champion, Glen Johnson, was the only out of the six to last the full scheduled twelve rounds. Bute established himself as a dominant force to be reckoned with above 160 pounds.

But despite the many successes of Lucian Bute, the knock on him was and is that he has feasted on hand-picked, IBF-approved opposition while the tournament’s contestants took the long, hard road. While Bute can point to his super star status in Canada, his successes on HBO and Showtime, and his undefeated record, his detractors can point to the aforementioned to knock him down a peg – and they have.

I’ve long maintained that Bute and his team made the smart choice to remain in the super middleweight division to wait for the winner rather than move up in search of new challenges. It makes all the sense in the world to stake his claim to being the division’s best before moving on. And as the tournament dragged on it became clear that the best super middleweight in the world was one of the least likely claimants to the title when the tournament started.

Andre Ward, the former Olympic Gold Medalist and current WBA and WBC super middleweight champion (the WBC’s decision to strip Ward notwithstanding), is widely regarded as the best super middleweight in the world, Bute would like nothing more than to prove his stake to the claim. Unfortunately he isn’t fighting Andre Ward on Saturday night; Carl Froch is the man standing in his way to staking his claim as the best. And Bute isn’t looking past Froch.

After Andre Ward won the two-year-long tournament the question arose as to whether or not he would fight Bute next. Bute made his intentions known, but Ward turned the tables on the eager Bute and suggested he fight Carl Froch, the tournament’s runner up. And after Showtime rejected the fight it was picked up by Epix HD, who will broadcast the fight live from the Nottingham Arena in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom at 5 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST.

In Carl Froch, Bute has an opponent that he can rightly call the best he’s faced in his career. Froch can take a punch just as well as he can throw them and has a penchant for drawing his opponents into his style of fight. Froch has also never been knocked out, and his two career losses came to Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward, two of the top 5 168-pounders in the world. Froch paid his dues and taken chances when he went out on the road to fight. Now it’s Lucian Bute’s turn to leave the cozy confines of Quebec and his legions of adoring fans.

Lucian Bute may not be getting his shot to prove outright that he is the best super middleweight in the world, but Carl Froch is a great first step at improving his argument. If Bute passes Saturday night’s test with flying colors, he will have stamped out his first win behind enemy lines against an elite opponent at or near the top of his game.

Article courtesy of Tim Harrison and The boxing Tribune







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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2012, 03:05:59 AM »




Sign up for your 14 day free trial and watch the fight

Epixhd  >> http://www.epixhd.com/froch-vs-bute/

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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2012, 12:36:48 PM »

No way will I be tuning into the Epix broadcast once I found out Rafael was calling the fight.

I'll be looking for a Sky Sports feed.

My head says Bute on points.  My heart says Froch via late stoppage.
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2012, 06:04:56 PM »

Does anyone know if the free trial has to be cancelled or if it cancels itself? I read the terms but I didn't see anything about it. Just don't want to get a bill in a few months because I din't cancel the trial membership.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 07:08:07 PM »

Does anyone know if the free trial has to be cancelled or if it cancels itself? I read the terms but I didn't see anything about it. Just don't want to get a bill in a few months because I din't cancel the trial membership.

go to that site. you only have to give an e-mail address.
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« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 07:58:22 PM »

Was talking to a friend in the UK, said Calzaghe was interviewed about the fight and said Froch built his career fighting old men  Roll Eyes  Go figure, Joe C. saying THAT, and after he avoided Froch too.
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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 09:09:53 PM »

Does anyone know if the free trial has to be cancelled or if it cancels itself? I read the terms but I didn't see anything about it. Just don't want to get a bill in a few months because I din't cancel the trial membership.

They don't ask for any billing information just e-mail and name so there's no way to bill you even if they wanted to They just want people to try it out. I signed up for it and they never sent me a bill and I never Canceled.
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« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2012, 03:29:24 PM »

Was talking to a friend in the UK, said Calzaghe was interviewed about the fight and said Froch built his career fighting old men  Roll Eyes  Go figure, Joe C. saying THAT, and after he avoided Froch too.


Both Froch and Kessler built their name on the heels of Joe Calzaghe. (every other sentence these two guys would mention Calzaghe) <--- Their fans too.
To say Joe avoided Froch is just LAUGHABLE.
We all seen what happen to Kessler.
Froch would have been owned by Calzaghe too.
Joe never had any easy fights, if you go back and watch his early fights, you will see that he was up against some of the most dirtiest fighters in the game. How do you think Calzaghe became so crafty? I wont argue that he faced an old B-Hop and an old Roy Jones but then again, Calzaghe was no spring chicken either.

What did Roy Jones say after he lost to Calzaghe?



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In closing, Froch would have suffered the same fate Jeff Lacy suffered.

Ok some one will mention Manfredo Jr. lol and argue the easy fights.
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« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2012, 04:52:25 PM »

Was talking to a friend in the UK, said Calzaghe was interviewed about the fight and said Froch built his career fighting old men  Roll Eyes  Go figure, Joe C. saying THAT, and after he avoided Froch too.


Both Froch and Kessler built their name on the heels of Joe Calzaghe. (every other sentence these two guys would mention Calzaghe) <--- Their fans too.
To say Joe avoided Froch is just LAUGHABLE.
We all seen what happen to Kessler.
Froch would have been owned by Calzaghe too.
Joe never had any easy fights, if you go back and watch his early fights, you will see that he was up against some of the most dirtiest fighters in the game. How do you think Calzaghe became so crafty? I wont argue that he faced an old B-Hop and an old Roy Jones but then again, Calzaghe was no spring chicken either.

What did Roy Jones say after he lost to Calzaghe?



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In closing, Froch would have suffered the same fate Jeff Lacy suffered.

Ok some one will mention Manfredo Jr. lol and argue the easy fights.



go back and view the calzaghe/kessler again. kessler was beat before he even got in the ring. kessler was so overwelmed by the brightlights bigcity and the hostile crowd i seen him mentaly break down and his idiot team in his corner. watch those idiots. when kessler got cut and bruised they didnt know how to handle it. kessler looked lost the whole and his team had nothing to offer.

i predict froch manhandles bute and mentaly bullys him to where bute starts making mistakes. and by the later rounds butes going to look like a deer stuck in headlights.
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« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2012, 06:08:25 PM »

dang... epics broadcast is starting to freeze up. guess i'll have to go back to wiziwig.

alright theres froch. lets get going!!!
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Was talking to a friend in the UK, said Calzaghe was interviewed about the fight and said Froch built his career fighting old men  Roll Eyes  Go figure, Joe C. saying THAT, and after he avoided Froch too.


Both Froch and Kessler built their name on the heels of Joe Calzaghe. (every other sentence these two guys would mention Calzaghe) <--- Their fans too.
To say Joe avoided Froch is just LAUGHABLE.
We all seen what happen to Kessler.
Froch would have been owned by Calzaghe too.
Joe never had any easy fights, if you go back and watch his early fights, you will see that he was up against some of the most dirtiest fighters in the game. How do you think Calzaghe became so crafty? I wont argue that he faced an old B-Hop and an old Roy Jones but then again, Calzaghe was no spring chicken either.

What did Roy Jones say after he lost to Calzaghe?



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In closing, Froch would have suffered the same fate Jeff Lacy suffered.

Ok some one will mention Manfredo Jr. lol and argue the easy fights.



go back and view the calzaghe/kessler again. kessler was beat before he even got in the ring. kessler was so overwelmed by the brightlights bigcity and the hostile crowd i seen him mentaly break down and his idiot team in his corner. watch those idiots. when kessler got cut and bruised they didnt know how to handle it. kessler looked lost the whole and his team had nothing to offer.

i predict froch manhandles bute and mentaly bullys him to where bute starts making mistakes. and by the later rounds butes going to look like a deer stuck in headlights.



Neither fighter has proved much to me but just for the sake of the super 6, Froch would seem to have to better fighting record despite the loses but the caliber of opponents is better.

I would have to say that might be the best bet for Froch is to try to overwhelm Bute like Librado did., However, I think team Bute see's something in Froch that you and I might not have noticed and thus the reason Bute is taking this fight over seas.
We shall soon see.
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2012, 06:23:46 PM »

round 1 goes to froch.
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2012, 06:24:31 PM »

I got Bute up

Bute:  10

Froch: 09

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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2012, 06:28:01 PM »

Round 2

Bute:  10  09

Froch: 09 10

Even

Good fight more than I expected.
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012, 06:28:10 PM »

2rnd froch 10 9
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