Froch puts Bute on back burner

Super middleweight titlist insists only Saturday's challenger, Mack, is on his mind

Updated: November 15, 2012, 3:08 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

In May, Carl Froch came roaring back from a one-sided decision loss to Andre Ward in December in their unification fight in the final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic. On a magical night in his hometown of Nottingham, England, Froch scored a thrilling, upset fifth-round knockout of Lucian Bute to claim a super middleweight world title for the third time, taking Bute's undefeated record along with the belt.

Although the Ward loss won't be forgotten, Froch was back on top as his fans ...

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