Bute: Pascal won’t be able to match the pace I set

bute56By Allan Fox: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) plans on setting a fast pace and wearing down the 31-year-old former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) in their scheduled 12 round bout next month on January 18th at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada. Bute, 33, will be defending his NABF light heavyweight title.

Bute has noticed that Pascal tends to wear down in the 2nd half of his fights when his opponents are able to put pressure on him. We saw this in Pascal’s losses to Carl Froch and Bernard Hopkins. However, it’s not easy to be able to stay in there with Pascal until he gets to the point where he’s tiring because of his power and quick hands.

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Stevenson looking past Bellew; wants Bute-Pascal winner

stevenson5By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Bellew (20-1-1, 12 KO’s) may be the next guy to be facing WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (22-1, 19 KO’s) in early 2014, but Stevenson isn’t thinking too much about the Bellew fight.

Instead, Stevenson is highly interested in the January 18th fight between fellow Canadian based fighters Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) and Jean Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KO’s) at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

That’s the much bigger fight for Stevenson then a simple title defense against Bellew, who most casual Canadian fans have never even heard of.

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Lucian Bute vs. Jean Pascal fight to take place on January 18th

bute2By Scott Gilfoid: The rescheduled fight between former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) and former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO’s) will be taking place on January 18th, according to RingTV.

The two were supposed to meet on May 25th, but unfortunately the talented 33-year-old Bute hurt his left hand while training, and that wiped out that fight date.

At any rate, contracts are signed for their fight in January, and now all they’ve got to do is start getting ready at some point.

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Bute-Pascal rescheduled for December 7th

bute3232By Scott Gilfoid: The postponed fight between former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) and former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO’s) has two dates that their promoters are looking at for the fight.

They’re looking at either December 7th or January 25th and they’ll be staging it at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada. Most likely the fight will take place on the December 7th date.

The fight had to be postponed from the original date of May 25th after Bute injured his left hand while training. Injury made it necessary for Bute to have surgery on his hand to remove the bone chips that littered inside of his hand.

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Bute’s hand surgery a success

bute4543 - CopyBy Eric Thomas: Former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute successfully underwent hand surgery to repair his injured left hand that was loaded with bone chips.

Like most surgeries it was deemed a success and Bute now will start the healing process so that he can get ready for his fight with former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal this year.

Bute was supposed to be fighting Pascal on May 25th but the fight had to be postponed after Bute injured his hand while training for the fight.

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Bute suffers hand injury, fight with Pascal postponed

bute56By Scott Gilfoid: The May 25th HBO split site doubleheader with former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) facing former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO’s) and IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch vs. WBA champion Mikkel Kessler has taken hard hit today with the news that the 33-year-old Bute suffered an injury to his left hand, according to the Montreal Gazette.

The injury is bad enough to make it necessary for him to postpone his fight with Pascal until a later date. Bute injured his left hand while training for his fight against Pascal at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

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Bute vs. Pascal: 20,000 fans expected at Bell Centre on May 25th in Montreal, Canada

bute4543 - CopyBy Allan Fox: The May 25th fight between the top Canadians Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) and Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO’s) is expected to draw a full house of 20,000 boxing fans for this fight at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, according to Montreal.ctvmnews.ca.

Despite both fighters have serious question marks hanging over their heads as to whether either of them will ever be relevant in the divisions they’re currently fighting in, the Canadian fans are expected to flock to the fight in high numbers to support their heroes.

Pascal said “We’re still in our prime and people want to see this fight, so the right time is now.”

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Bute-Pascal fight signed for May 25th

bute556By Allan Fox: The May 25th fight between former Canadian based world champions Jean Pascal (27-2, 16 KO’s) and Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) is a done deal as of today, Friday. Pascal and Bute’s promoters both report that the fight has been signed and the fight go ahead at a still to be determined venue in Montreal, Canada.

This is kind of a fight that mainly Canadians are into because it’s not all that interesting for other boxing fans. Bute was badly exposed by Carl Froch last year in May, and Bute looked like a shadow of his former self in his rebound fight against Denis Grachev last November in winning a not too impressive 12 round decision. I don’t know if Bute has gotten old overnight, but he sure seems to be fighting like he has.

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Bute-Pascal negotiations running smoothly for May 25th fight

bute344By Scott Gilfoid: The negotiations for the Canadian mega-fight between former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) and former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2, 16 KO’s) are running smoothly for the scheduled bout between the two Canadians on May 25th at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

According to Canadian news site lapresse.ca, “all obstacles have been cleared.”

This is a fight where both guys can’t afford to lose. Pascal was pretty badly exposed in his losses to Bernard Hopkins and Carl Froch, and it’s hard to imagine him being able to come back from a loss to Bute if that happens.

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Bute vs. Pascal a done deal for May 25th

pascal34By Allan Fox: A bout between former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (27-2-1, 16 KO’s) and former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (31-1, 24 KO’s) has reportedly been put together for May 25th, according to TVA Sports.

There’s no word what will happen with the 30-year-old Pascal’s planned title challenge against WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson, which had previously been penciled in for the same date at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada.

The venue for the Bute-Pascal fight will be at one of three spots: Bell Centre, Olympic Stadium or PEPS Laval University. This is going to be a huge fight because both Bute and Pascal routinely fight in front of sold out audiences in Montreal, Canada.

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