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Froch says Bute isn’t on his or Ward’s level

By Lisa Madeina: Carl Froch was on Sky Sports stating what he thought of IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute. And here’s what he had to say: “After my fight with Ward, one of us will be the WBA WBC Super middleweight champion of the world. Bute is next. But he isn’t one of the best in the world like myself or Ward.” Froch also went on to say he took on some of the best of his division and when their fight [Froch-Ward] fight is over, it’ll be no question that he’s the best in the world at 168.

But all of that talk didn’t sit well with Lucian Bute’s promoter. He was quoted saying this “Froch wanted to unify the titles. But after the Johnson-Bute fight now we get mixed messages. He’s only avoiding Bute like Mikkel Kessler did in March. They’re avoiding Lucian at all cost. Ward is a former Olympian and a man of his word who takes on all challenges. His resume speaks for itself. That’s the fight we expect.”

Wow tough words. But Froch has a very good resume. Froch has took on the likes of Jermaine Taylor, Mikkel Kessler, Andre Dirrell, Glen Johnson, Jean Pascal, Arthur Abraham, and soon to be Andre Ward. Froch resume speaks for itself and that’s a fact. On paper Ward should be able to outbox him easily, but in the sport of boxing one hit can change everything.

Who ever Bute faces at 168, if he wins, the boys in the light heavyweight division will definitely be waiting. Chad Dawson maybe? Jean Pascal? Travoris Cloud? Maybe even old champion Hopkins. 2012 looks bright for the super middleweights. It’s many fights to be made. So much bad blood.

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