News May 2019

Kessler vs Bute: wheels are turning


Lucian Bute

Unbeaten IBF super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute's team have apparently made contact with Mikkel Kessler's promoter with a view to inviting them all to their defence against Belfast challenger Brian Magee next week in Canada.

Kessler, who withdrew from Showtime's Super Six competition following a difficult and bloody win over Carl Froch, is rumoured to be looking at a tune up fight within the next three months.

The talk is that Bute vs Kessler will be made around the same time as the Super Six final, with a view to the winner of the tourney, fighting the winner of Bute vs Kessler.

Elsewhere Andre Dirrell has intimated he will return to the ring shortly, with a view to challenging Bute later this year. But if the reports of Interbox and Saulerland getting cosy are true, then the Michigan man will have to be patient until next year.

Lucian Bute vs Brian Magee is live on Showtime and Premier Sports ch 433 on Saturday 20th March.



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