Lucian Bute is already in the gym. His next fight is scheduled in three months, possibly April 14 in Montreal. Unless the Bell Centre is occupied by the Canadian! But if the trend continues, the Habs may be on vacation at that time.
Bute does not yet know the name of his opponent as no agreement has been reached. It is very likely that this will be Carl Froch, despite the rumors that have circulated in recent days. According to these rumors, the television network Showtime would not want to have a duel Froch-Bute: A European deal with a Canadian of Romanian origin. It is certain that such a confrontation would not be as seller in the United States a fight between Andre Ward Lucian Bute.
Except that Bute is not in the plans of Ward in the short term. I think the winner of the Super six first give a hand to Mikkel Kessler. Moreover, the promoter of Kessler is currently the United States in order to negotiate with the clan Ward and the two major television networks, Showtime and HBO. We would like to present this duel in Denmark or on neutral ground. Ward would then receive a grant of nearly $ 3.5 million.
The name of Bernard Hopkins was also mentioned. Hopkins would face Bute, and arranged for his name circulating. However, the veteran boxer is certainly not the first choice of Interbox. It is his opponents look bad, his fights are boring and there is no seller in the United States. Just look at the ratings in his last fight against Chad Dawson to have proof.
That's why Showtime can not rule out a confrontation between Froch and Bute. It's a natural. There is an animosity between the two boxers, the promotion of the fight would be easy to do. Froch is the first choice of Interbox. This is the kind of opponent that would look good Bute.
The promoter Jean Bedard declined to comment on negotiations. But contrary to what has been said, both parties continue to negotiate and I think they will come to an agreement soon. It's part of the strategy. Is allowed to flow the information that Showtime does not want to have a fight Froch-Bute .... Froch promoter turns around and agrees to be a little less greedy in its demands, and suddenly you get closer to an agreement !
According to Stephan Larouche, Bute is ready for any boxer but obviously he has a preference for Froch: "Froch would give us a very interesting duel, it would be seller! But Lucian will fight against anyone, it is left in the hands of Jean Bedard and the focus is on training. "
Bute also fly to West Palm Beach, Florida, from February 12 where he will attend a training camp for a period of eight weeks. He will be back in Quebec on April 6 only. A week before his fight. The opponent yet to be confirmed!Translated for those that dont