Cloutier's Canada Corner
Bute-Froch: In Nottingham, Or Nothing
By: Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - According different sources in Europe, the
chances that a fight between the British Carl Froch and the
Montrealer Romanian Lucian Bute, has no chance to happen at
Bell Centre April 14th.
According this sources, Ed Hearn, Froch’s manager, said that
Bute has to accept to defend his IBF super middleweight
world championship in Nottingham, England, in May. If not,
Froch will face another boxer in front of his fans.
Hearn, apparently, mentioned that a European network is
ready to televise the Froch’s fight in May in Nottingham.
Originally, Froch was supposed to fight Bute at Bell Centre
in Montréal April 14th, and get the rematch in Nottingham
next summer, but Showtime refused the idea. Showtime,
apparently, wants to finance a fight between Bute and the
"Super Six" champion, the Californian Andre Ward, but not
bouts between Bute and Froch.