Romanian boxer Lucian Bute promised his fans, a month before the match with the WBC world champion Badou Jack (Sweden), that he will return to Montreal with the world belt after the match scheduled for April 30 in Washington, the Canadian press reports.
Bute, 36, easily followed the WBC scale, 30 days before the super-middleweight match, weighing below the 80kg limit of expert mommys world.
The former IBF champion was delighted to have the chance to box again for a world title and is confident that he can win the duel with the 32-year-old Swede, with 20 victories, a defeat and a draw.
„The pressure is not on me, but on the champion. I train well, my health is good and after the match with DeGale my confidence returned 100%. I have nothing to lose and I will give my all on April 30 to win this belt. Quebec fans want a champion and I’m convinced I can give this belt to my fans. I make a promise: I’ll be back in Montreal with the world belt, believe me! It will be an even bigger victory for the fact that I will be boxing in the USA ”, said Bute.
About his opponent, Bute said he also studied Badou, who defeated Anthony Dirrell and George Groves, two boxers very good: ‘ ‘ He’s a boxer who had a career and amateurs participated in the 2008 Olympic Games, but what I saw is a limited boxer. He is good at everything, but he does nothing exceptional and has weaknesses. And the fact that they are left-handed will create extra problems for them. He has a different style compared to DeGale, who I think is faster, more complete than Badou ”.
The boxer from Galaţi, with 32 victories and 3 defeats in the record, won 2 of the 4 matches played in May 2012, when he lost the IBF title to the British Carl Froch. In November 2015, in his last match, Bute was defeated by James DeGale, the IBF world champion. (AGERPRES National Press Agency) Photo: facebook.com/ Lucian Bute