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.
Three-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch now believes he has surpassed British greats like Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn, and will go down in the history books on top of undefeated legend Joe Calzaghe.
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.
The Romanian-Canadian French-speaking IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute allows the Sky Sports cameras inside his Florida training camp before he travels to England to put it all on the line against Carl Froch. The slick southpaw and trainer Stephan Larouche work in the gym to a Froch Army backing track and talk about the Librado Andrade debacle, not entering the Super Six and why they are coming to England.
The pair will clash for the belt at midnight in the Arena on Saturday night, and in blazing sunshine in front of a throng of Froch and Bute fans, both made the weight for the highly anticipated clash.
The Sky Sports cameras go inside Carl Froch’s training camp as he prepares for his IBF world super-middleweight title showdown with Lucian Bute on Saturday night. See the Cobra at home with his missus Rachael Cordingley and son Rocco, working on the game plan in the gym under the strict eye of trainer and mentor Rob McCracken, and in the dressing room at the Capital FM Arena getting a feel for the triumphant homecoming he’s expecting.
Former two-time super-middleweight champion Carl Froch and IBF titleholder Lucian Bute came together for the final press conference of their No Easy Way Out showdown at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham this weekend. In front of a rapturous crowd at the Albert Hall, Froch and Bute promise a war come Saturday night.