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‘What a Night, What a Fight!” says Jim Glen of Bute-Froch

by on May.27, 2012, under Boxing News

By Jim Glen at ringside


Just back from Nottingham and as the saying goes, “you’re only as good as your last fight!”

Well, me basing Carl Froch’s ‘probable’ loss on his last three performances was a big mistake, no, a HUGE one!

Froch’s performance not only defied the experts, it defied the Froch of late. Froch didn’t just take command of last nights show before a packed Nottingham Venue, it would have sent the Sherriff himself running, as Robin Hood in the guise of Carl Froch, stole Bute’s title, the bookie’s money and the critic’s score!

The first round opened in the usual fashion, two top lads feeling out one another for a chance and a way to move in, score and break the other man down. The first half of the round was like this, but it finished with some good exchanges, Froch the busier and more aggressive, though Bute got him a nice one. 10 -9 Froch.

The second round was more of the latter half of the first, with both fighters landing, Bute catching Froch coming in, and though I have no doubt Froch offered him respect, “you could see it,” Bute just didn’t penetrate enough. Back and forth exchanges, and one wouldn’t have been faulted in calling it an even round, I gave it to Froch as a matter of a continuation of the same as in the end of the first round, 10-9 Froch.

It would be Bute’s best, and only real good strong round. (continue reading…)

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Al Bernstein says upcoming Bute-Johnson bout to be a ‘treat for fans’

by on Nov.02, 2011, under Boxing News

When IBF Super Middleweight Champ Lucian Bute defends his crown against Road Warrior Glen Johnson on November 6, it could be an “instant classic,” according to Hall of Fame boxing announcer Al Bernstein.

Bernstein will be ringside call the fight on Showtime Championship Boxing, along with Steve Albert and Antonio Tarver. It’s a match he is anxious to announce, and part of the reason is Glen Johnson. “Johnson has not been in a bad fight since…well, maybe never,” Al said. He added “Glen makes fan friendly fights, and his last match with Carl Froch was outstanding. He has come down in weight to 168 at age 42-that’s almost unheard of, and he’s still performing at a very high level.”

Al says the Champion, Bute, has changed his identity in recent fights, and that too augers well for this match. Al said, “Some still think of Bute as a boxer-puncher, but now he has transformed himself into a boxer-PUNCHER. He has six straight title defenses by knockout. He is perhaps the best body puncher in boxing. He will not run from Johnson.”

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