Lucian Bute vs. Jean-Paul Mendy

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Campion pentru România
Date July 9, 2011
Venue Romania Romexpo, Bucharest, Romania
Title(s) on the line IBF Super Middleweight Title.
Tale of the tape
Boxer Romania Lucian Bute France Jean-Paul Mendy
Nickname Mister KO
Hometown Quebec Montreal, Quebec, Canada France Paris, France
Pre-fight record 28-0 (23 KO) 29-0-1 (16 KO)
Height 6 feet, 1 inch 5 feet, 11½ inches
Recognition IBF Super Middleweight Champion. IBF No. 1 Ranked Super Middleweight
Bute defeated Mendy via knockout at 2:48 in the fourth round.

On July 2011, Lucian Bute defended his Super Middleweight title via knockout against IBF's No 1 contender and the mandatory challenger Jean-Paul Mendy. Mendy, a native of France, traveled east to Bucharest, Romania to challenge the Romania native for his title.[1]

The fight[edit]

The Romanian's left jab sent Mendy flying face down to the canvas, where the Frenchman was counted out by referee Marlon Wright at 2:48 in the fourth. Bute dominated the fight between the southpaws, handing Mendy his first loss.

It was Bute's eighth defense of the title he won in 2007, but the first time he fought in Romania since 2005.

Bute said he is "proud I made Romania happy."[2]

Main card[edit]

Preliminary card[edit]

  • Heavyweight bout: Romania Bogdan Dinu 5-0 (2 KO) vs. Tanzania Awadh Tamim (12-2) (7 KO)
    • Dinu defeats Tamim via KO at 0:46 of round 1.
  • Super Featherweight bout: Canada Pier-Olivier Côté 16-0 (11 KO) vs. Mexico Pedro Navarrete (25-11-3) (14 KO)
    • Côté defeats Navarrete via unanimous decision.
  • Super Middleweight bout: Canada Renan St-Juste 22-2-1 (15 KO) vs. United States Jaudiel Zepeda (12-4-1) (9 KO)
    • St-Juste defeats Zepeda via unanimous decision.
  • Super Bantamweight bout: Russia Sahib Usarov 15-0 (6 KO) vs. Nicaragua Sergio Gomez (16-8) (12 KO)
    • Usarov defeats Gomez via unanimous decision.

International broadcasting[edit]

Country Broadcaster
 Austria Sportdigital
 Canada Bell TV
Canal Indigo
Shaw TV
 France Orange Sport TV
 Germany Sportdigital
 Republic of Ireland Primetime
 Romania Pro TV
 United Kingdom Primetime
 United States Showtime


  1. ^ "Lucian Bute to defend title July 9". ESPN. Associated Press. 2011-05-13. 2011-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Lucian Bute retains IBF title". ESPN. Associated Press. 2011-07-09. 2011-07-09. 

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