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  Bute Easily Decisions Johnson;
Olivier Cote Dismantles Teron

By William Trillo

IBF Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute (29-0,24 KO's) remained undefeated as he had no trouble with "The Road Warrior" Glen Johnson (51-15-2,35 KO's). The two fighters became friends in sparring a couple of years ago and in all honesty many of the rounds looked like they forgot this was a real fight and not just a sparring session. With that said, Bute dominated the entire night and the scores that read 119-109,120-108 & 120-108 give a very clear indication of the command that Bute had throughout the night.

Johnson had but a few bright moments and an right arm injury that happened in round 4 didn't help his cause at all. Yet, fighting with one arm or not Johnson was standing when the final ball rang. You have to go back 7 fights to find an opponent that was standing after 12 rounds, Librado Andrade. Of course many will tell you that Bute wasn't standing at the end of that one...but that's another story for another day.

The fact remains that right now Bute is undefeated and he has defended his belt successfully 8 times in a row. The question now is who will he fight in 2012? After the fight Lucian said he will be ringside December 17th in Atlantic City for the Super Six final so maybe the answer to the question is just a couple of months away.

In the televised Semi-main event Jr. Welterweight Pierre-Olivier Cote (17-0,11 KO's) caught the attention of many as he completely dismantled Jorge Luis Teron (25-2-1,17 KO's) with a crushing second round KO. After a huge round one where Cote had Teron bouncing from pillar to post Pierre opened up Round 2 with a left right combo that sent Teron crashing to the canvas. The bloodied warrior got to his feet only long enough to get cracked with a body shot followed by a sweet left hook that brought the fight to an end at the 33 second mark of round two. With the win Olivier-Cote grabs the vacant IBF Inter-Continental light welterweight title.

There nothing not to like about "Apou" . He is fast, accurate and he hits like a ton of bricks. There may a small chink in his defense but until someone can get close to him we may never see him get hit. Pierre has been buried on many Interbox undercards recently but after Saturday nights performance you can look for him to be a headliner very soon.

Off TV Results

Super bantamweight Steve Molitor split decisions Sebastien Gauthier over 10
96-94 | 94-96 | 96-94

Light heavyweight Allan Green decisions Sebastien Demers over 10
100-90 | 98-92 | 97-93

Light middleweight Kevin Bizier Ko's Christian Bladt in 3

Lightweight Rances Barthelemy TKO's Alejandro Barrera in 2

Light heavyweight Schiller Hyppolite TKO's Dale Golden in 1


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