Lucien Bute in Must Win

By Ted Sares on August 11, 2015
Lucien Bute in Must Win
Di Luisa’s last loss was an icing at the hands of Christopher “L’iceberg” Rebrasse.

If Bute has any hope of sharing the spotlight (with Adonis Stevenson and a surging David Lemieux), he MUST win…

“With a convincing win Bute might get a chance to fight DaGale and win his former title.”—Yvon Michel, Bute’s promoter

It wasn’t that long ago that Lucien Bute (31-2) was the toast of Montreal; boxing and his many thrilling fights at the Bell Centre in Montreal or the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City were major Canadian sporting events. David Lemieux was struggling after the Rubio disaster in 2011 and Jean Pascal was playing second fiddle.

But that was then and this is now and a lot of things have happened since then, most notably Bute’s destruction at the hands of a rampaging Carl Froch in May 2012. A loss to Jean Pascal in January 2014 and a so-so showing against now fading Denis Grachev in 2012 did little to advance Bute’s comeback plans.

Now, after recovering from some injuries, the popular Montreal resident (by way of Romania) is finally set to fight again and his opponent is relatively unknown Italian Andrea Di Luisa (19-2) who for the first time will be fighting outside of Italy. Di Luisa’s last loss was an icing at the hands of tough Frenchman Christopher “L’iceberg” Rebrasse, but the Italian lacks the chops to offer much resistance to the 35-year-old Bute. Nevertheless, he has everything to gain and little to lose so the risk-reward is in Andrea’s favor.

If Bute has any hope of sharing the spotlight (with Adonis Stevenson and a surging Lemieux), he MUST win.

This PBC fight is on NBCSN.

Ted Sares is a member of the Ring 4 Boxing Hall of Fame (New England) and a member of Ring 10 (New York). He is one of the oldest active powerlifters in the world and competes full power raw in the Grand Master Class.

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  1. Kid Balst 11:22am, 08/13/2015

    Hi Nopporn

  2. Nopporn 11:20pm, 08/12/2015

    Bute must wins otherwise his boxing career might be over.

  3. Mike Casey 07:19am, 08/12/2015

    I think FrankieDallas has nailed it. As for Loi, Irish Frankie, he was wonderful.

  4. KB 03:09pm, 08/11/2015

    Yes to both of you

  5. FrankinDallas 02:06pm, 08/11/2015

    Froch took his soul…..he’s done.

  6. Irish Frankie Crawford Beat Saijo aka Gimpel 10:41am, 08/11/2015

    Ted Sares-Thanks again! Here’s one for you…the all time greatest Italian fighter….wait for it…..Duilio Loi….yea, that’s right (115 career wins 3 dadgummed losses)! Even the great amateur fighters don’t have records like this. If you can beat Carlos Ortiz 2 out of 3 it goes without saying you are great….really great!

  7. KB 10:18am, 08/11/2015

    So did I

  8. Big Wally 10:12am, 08/11/2015

    Forgot about Bute

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