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Lucian Bute to fight Carl Froch

Updated: March 2, 2012, 1:34 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute, who has made all nine of his title defenses in front of raucous hometown crowds, will enter hostile territory to meet former titleholder Carl Froch on May 26 at the Capital FM Arena in his hometown of Nottingham, England.

"It's my goal to fight the best boxers in the super middleweight division," Bute said Thursday. "Carl Froch belongs in the elite of the super middleweight division and it will be a great fight. I am very confident and it will not ...

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