Bute takes on Grachev, targets Froch
Former super middleweight champ seeks to (eventually) avenge first defeat
Lucian Bute had long been used to fighting, and winning, in front of friendly hometown crowds at the Bell Centre in his adopted hometown of Montreal and Quebec City's Pepsi Coliseum as he defended his super middleweight title time and again.
He successfully defended his 168-pound crown nine times, with each fight coming in either Montreal or Quebec City except for one, which took place in his birth country of Romania, where he was greeted with a hero's welcome.
When Bute finally ...
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