Former IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute has confirmed that he will indeed be taking up the option to rematch Carl Froch in Canada after he was stopped by the Brit in emphatic fashion last weekend.
Many people, and Froch’s promotion team included, doubted that the previously unbeaten fighter would want the rematch after his one-sided loss to The Cobra but Bute, who was gracious in defeat, has stated otherwise.
Both fighter’s had promised a spectacular show and spectacular it was but only one man performed on the night and that was hometown boy Froch in front of a packed house at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham.
This weekend sees the return of Nottingham’s very own globetrotter Carl Froch. After embarking on one of the longest and hardest tours of duty of any British boxer, the super-middleweight warmonger challenges Canadian star Lucian Bute for his IBF strap. And he does it in the comfort of his own home for once.
The ticket hotlines are already buzzing for Carl Froch’s return to Nottingham as The Cobra officially announced his IBF super-middleweight title challenge against Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena today.
The pair will be back to square off in the ring on May 26 and as the tickets went on sale this afternoon Froch refrained from any trash talking stating it was a contest that sold itself.
Having finally garnered the recognition his career deserves here’s the special video Carl Froch shot with premier lifestyle magazine GQ before his Super Six Final meeting with Andre Ward. The horse might have bolted on that particular challenge but there is no doubting The Cobra’s fighting pedigree and warrior spirit. And in this well produced clip he charts his journey to the climate of the division…
Andre Ward dominated Carl Froch to a unanimous decision win in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Saturday night to claim WBC, WBA and Ring Magazine super-middleweight belts as well as the Super Six trophy.