By Jim Dower: #1 WBC Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KOs) had too much youth and too much power for former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-4-1, 25 KOs) in stopping him in the 5th round on Friday night in their World Boxing Council light heavyweight title eliminator at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
By Jim Dower: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) successfully weighed in on Thursday afternoon inn coming in at 173.6 pounds for his WBC light heavyweight title eliminator fight against #1 WBC Eleider Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) on Friday night at the Centre Videotron in Quebec, Canada.
Alvarez weighed at 174.6lbs. The winner of the Bute vs. Alvarez fight will be the mandatory challenger to WBC 175lb champion Adonis “Super Man” Stevenson. This is a pay-per-view fight between Bute and Alvarez. The fight will be shown on Integrated Sports Media for $29.95 in the U.S.
By Jim Dower: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) will be fighting tonight in a WBC 175lb title eliminator against Eleider Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) on PPV from the Videotron Centre in Quebec City, Canada. This is a big fight for both of these Canadian based fighters. It’s not that either of them will have much chance of beating World Boxing Council light heavyweight champion Adonis “Super Man” Stevenson.
It’s more of the one of them getting a good payday in fighting Stevenson. Stevenson will be a clear favorite over the Bute vs. Alvarez winner. There’s no question about that.
By Jim Dower: WBC Silver light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez (21-0, 10 KOs) will be in action this Friday night on February 24 to face former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) in a World Boxing Council 175 lb. title eliminator bout at the Videoron Centre in Quebec, Canada. The Bute-Alvarez fight will be televised on pay-per-view in the U.S on Integrated Sports Medium. The cost is $29.95.
On paper, the Bute vs. Alvarez fight is an evenly matched affair that could do either way. Bute, 36, has turned his career around recently since suffering losses to Carl Froch, Jean Pascal and James DeGale, although he hasn’t won a fight since August 2015.
By Allan Fox: Unbeaten Eleider Alvarez (20-0, 10 KOs) and former IBF 168lb champ Lucian Bute (32-1, 25 KOs) will fight each other on February 24 at the Videotron Centre in Quebec City in Canada. The winner of the Bute-Alvarez fight will be getting a shot at WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on April 29.
That might not be a good thing if the soon to be 37-year-old Bute wins, because he might not be much competition for a puncher like Stevenson. Bute will have been out of the ring for 10 months by the time he faces the 32-year-old Alvarez on Feb.24. That’s not good news for Bute, because he’s not the young fighter that he was when he held the International Boxing Federation super middleweight title from 2007 to 2012.
A settlement has been reached between Lucian Bute and the District of Columbia Athletic Commission, several months after an initial anti-doping test result was announcement regarding traces of Ostarin found in Bute’s urine samples this past May.
Following the World Boxing Council (WBC) super middleweight world title bout between defending champion Badou Jack and challenger Bute, which ended in a draw, a positive test result was announced to the general surprise of Bute.
By Eric Baldwin: 36-year-old former IBF 168lb champion Lucian Bute (32-3-1, 25 KOs) tested positive recently for the banned drug Ostarine after fighting to a 12 round draw against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KOs) on April 30 at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.
Bute now wants his ‘B’ sample to be tested in order to prove that he’s clean. The drug Ostarine is said to improve stamina for athletes using it. The D.C. commission will be testing Bute’s ‘B’ sample on Thursday to see if it’s clean or it contains the same result as the previous test Ostarine showing up.
By Dan Ambrose: On Thursday, it was revealed that former IBF super middleweight champion had tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine from the post-fight drug test on April 30 following the 36-year-old Bute’s 12 round draw against WBC 168lb champion Badou Jack at the DC Armory in Washington, DC.
It was Bute’s ‘A’ sample that tested positive for the drug. Bute made a statement on Thursday, saying he’s surprised at testing positive for the banned substance Ostarine, and he doesn’t understand how he could have tested positive. Bute believes that the sample ‘B’ will vindicate him by showing negative for the banned drug.