Lucian Bute “ready to rumble” against Carl Froch in Nottingham

Posted: May 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

Lucian Bute insists he has left no stone unturned ahead of his IBF super-middleweight title defence against Carl Froch in Nottingham this weekend.

The 32-year-old Canadian will make the 10th defence of his crown against Nottingham’s boxing hero at the Capital FM Arena on Saturday evening.

Following 30 straight wins and an unblemished professional record Bute steps outside of his home country for only the sixth time.

On two other occasions, Bute fought in Romania, the country he was born, and three times in the United States.

Froch (28-2, 20 KOs)  promised an adventure into the unknown when enters the ring on Saturday night, but the defending champion remains unfazed by being away from home.

“I am  very happy to be here and very excited to be here in Nottingham,” said Bute.

“Two months ago I was here for the first press conference and then left for my training camp in Florida. I was there for seven weeks.

“It was a good training camp. And I’m very happy. I have worked very, very hard for this fight.

“I know it is not going to be an easy fight for me. But I came here to win. I’m a winner.”

Bute, who won bronze for Romania in the 1999 World Amateur Games, and his campe were at ease and confident at the pre-fight press conference in Nottingham on Wednesday.

Trainer Stephane Larouche promised Bute was ready to successfully defend his title.

He said: “We have had a seven-week camp and we spent one week up north in Sheffield. We were well treated there.

“We had a great time, great sparring and a great camp.

“Lucian has been  sparring with some great guys – seven people in total.

“It’s not easy to get ready for Carl Froch. You have to get ready for a war – for 12 rounds. There will be 36 minutes of war.

“Froch is a true warrior. He has been there and he has shown that. He’s got the will to win. He has heavy hands and a good chin.

“He has a good trainer, good crew and a good promoter.

“I believe this is the type of fight boxing needs and the champion is ready. He is ready to rumble.”

  1. kevin williams says:

    Well done to Bute and Froch for stepping into the breech – a real 50/50 fight.
    Get in there Carl!

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