Bute’s promoter says Froch is still an option for his next fight
By Scott Gilfoid: It doesn’t look like IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute’s promoter from InterBox Jean Bedard is giving up on trying to get former WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch for Bute’s next fight on April 14th, according to RingTV. Bedard told them that Froch is still an option for Bute’s next fight.
I don’t know why Bedard isn’t listening to Froch, who already said this week that he has no interest in fighting Bute in April in Montreal, Canada and instead will be looking to put together a fight in front of his British fans in May in Froch’s home city of Nottingham, England.
Froch supposedly will be looking to get a fight against a top 10 contender for his next fight, and that could still mean a very low quality opponent because there are a lot of guys ranked in the top 10 in the super middleweight division who look just plain awful.
Froch shouldn’t have any problems whatsoever in finding a nice weak guy to get a payday against in front of his home fans. Hopefully, Froch’s fans who get stuck watching him on pay per view because those types of fights should only be reserved for when Froch is fighting a major fight, not in stay busy fights.
SHOWTIME in the United States want Bute to fight the dangerous Andre Dirrell, but Bute’s promoter has been resistant to that idea for some reason, and is even willing to have Bute’s next fight not be televised by SHOWTIME. That’ll be really sad if Bute turns around and faces someone less talented than Dirrell in April.
I mean, if you’re forgo a fight against a top talent like Dirrell just to face a lesser guy in fight that won’t be televised by SHOWTIME. That just seems the Bute continuing to go down the same street he’s been going down his entire career in terms of soft matchmaking.
The really negative and sad part about this is that by continuing to avoid fighting A level fighters like what WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward asked Bute to do before he’d agree to fight him, Bute is making a future fight against Ward all but impossible.
Ward said he wants Bute to prove himself by stepping up to the plate and finally start facing quality opposition but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen if he doesn’t fight Dirrell and keeps trying to get a fight against the recently beaten Froch. The guy is coming off of a loss, so why does Bute want to fight him? Froch has already been exposed.
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