Lucian Bute: Behind The Ropes

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.

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Froch: ‘Brit roar will get me past Bute’

Carl Froch believes his loyal fans will be the twelfth man when he takes on IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham on May 26, live on Sky Sports.

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Kessler to face Green at light-heavyweight

Former super-middleweight world champion Mikkel Kessler has announced that he will move up to light-heavyweight to face fellow Super Six contestant Allan Green on May 19.

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Froch homecoming a hit at the box office

Carl Froch’s IBF super-middleweight title fight with Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on May 26 is racing to a sell-out after over 5,000 tickets were sold in the first 48 hours.

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Froch: ‘Bute fight speaks for itself’

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.

Froch vs Bute could be staged outdoors

Carl Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title challenge against Lucian Bute in May could be heading outdoors after a massive response from the public has led promoter Eddie Hearn to secure a bigger venue.

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Froch: ‘Cleverly fight is boring’

Former WBC super-middleweight champion Carl Froch has dismissed talk of a fight between him and WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly as ‘boring’, claiming there is no interest in the contest.

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Dirrell makes comeback, targets Bute

Super-middleweight contender Andre Dirrell makes his ring return after 20 months out on Friday and the former Super Six contestant has set his sights on IBF champion Lucian Bute.

Dirrell, who makes his comeback against Darryl Cunningham this Friday on a co-feature with fellow ring returnee Jermain Taylor, labelled Bute a ‘protected’ fighter with ‘a lot to prove’.

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Ward: ‘Froch is No2 super-middleweight in the world’

WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super-middleweight champion Andre Ward has ranked his last foe Carl Froch as the No2 fighter in the division ahead of fellow undefeated champion Lucian Bute.

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Team Froch vs Team Ward debate

Ringside get Team Froch and Team Ward into a room to debate the finer points of Carl Froch and Andre Ward’s Super Six Final clash this weekend. It’s promoter Eddie Hearn and trainer Rob McCracken against respective counterparts Dan Goossen and Virgil Hunter, and the kidology is in full effect with either camp trying to rest the favourite tag squarely at the door of the other.