News March 2012

No Movement On Bute, But Froch Remains Optimistic

01.03.12

By @livefight

Froch last fought Andre Dirrell in Nottingham

We caught up with Carl Froch this morning to clarify the dates and talk surrounding his potential fight with unbeaten IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute.

"Right now the news is, there isn't any news." said Froch

"I want the fight 110% and so does my promoter Eddie Hearn. Also Lucian Bute has stated he want's the fight and is prepared to come to England to fight me.

"Eddie is working hard to make it happen. They are all in talks and until Eddie rings I will just keep hitting the running track and beating the bags.

"It looks very unlikely it will be May 5th as it's only about 8 weeks away or so and we're both in camp now. Well I know I am.

"So therefore it's looking like the date will either be the 12th or the 26th as far as the availability of the venue goes.

"Kessler is fighting Stieglitz, then we have Andre Ward who is only just getting back into it following his hand injury. So that leaves us two to tango in Nottingham."

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