Lucian Bute vs. Glen Johnson

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Super Middleweight World Championship
Butevsjohnson.jpg
Date 05 November, 2011[1]
Venue Canada Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Canada
Title(s) on the line IBF Super Middleweight Championship
Tale of the tape
Boxer Romania Lucian Bute Jamaica Glen Johnson
Nickname Le Tombeur Road Warrior / Gentleman
Hometown Pechea, Romania Clarendon, Jamaica
Pre-fight record 29-0-0 (24 KO) 51-15-2 (34 KO)
Height 6 ft 1 12 in (1.87 m) 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 167.5 166.5
Style Southpaw Orthodox
Recognition IBF
Super Middleweight Champion
IBF
No. 10 Ranked Super Middleweight
Result
Bute defeated Johnson via unanimous decision.

Lucian Bute vs. Glen Johnson was a boxing Super Middleweight fight for the IBF World title at the Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City in Canada and will be distributed by Showtime.[2] Bute had hoped to match him with former titleholder Mikkel Kessler of Denmark. When Kessler declined the bout—he will instead challenge titlist Robert Stieglitz on Nov. 5 in Denmark.[3] They then turned to former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, who said he wanted the fight[4] but he also ended up turning down the bout because he was unhappy with the $1.35 million offer he received from Top Rank to challenge Bute.[5]

Lucian Bute defeated Glen Johnson via unanimous decision.

Background[edit]

Bute[edit]

In July, Bute returned to his native Romania, where he had fought once earlier in his career but had dreamed of making a title defense there. He scored a fourth-round knockout against mandatory challenger Jean Paul Mendy. The November fight will mark the first time Bute has gone back-to-back fights away from Montreal since 2004.

Johnson[edit]

Johnson was bumped out of Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic semifinals in June when he lost a competitive decision to titleholder Carl Froch. But it was a good enough performance to earn Johnson another title shot.

Undercard[edit]

Televised[edit]

Bute defeated Johnson via unanimous decision. (119-109, 120-108, 120-108)
Cote defeated Teron via KO at 0:33 of the third round.

Preliminary card[edit]

Molitor defeated Gauthier via split decision. (96-94, 94-96, 96-94)
Bizier defeated Valle via KO of the third round.
Barthelemy defeated Jose via TKO of the sixth round.
Hyppolite defeated Golden via TKO at 2:28 of the first round.

International Broadcasting[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ BoxRec Boxing Records. Boxrec.com. Retrieved on 2011-09-03.
  2. ^ "Lucian Bute to defend title against Johnson". THE GAZETTE. August 30, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Rafael, Dan (August 17, 2011). "Glen Johnson, Lucian Bute agree to fight". ESPN. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ Christ, Scott (June 17, 2011). "Lucian Bute vs Kelly Pavlik Discussed for November". Bad Left Hook. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Pavlik said on radio that his move was based on money, not personal issues". Ring TV. August 3, 2011. Retrieved September 3, 2011. 

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Preceded by
vs. Jean-Paul Mendy
Lucian Bute's bouts
November 5, 2011
Succeeded by
vs. Carl Froch
Preceded by
vs. Carl Froch
Glen Johnson's bouts
November 5, 2011
Succeeded by
vs. Andrzej Fonfara