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September 25, 2021

Boxing: Lucian Bute defends his world title on Friday

IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (26-0, 21 KO’s) will be sporting a four inches height advantage over the 5’10? challenger Jesse Brinkley (35-5, 22 KO’s) on Friday night in their fight at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada.

In the co-feature, former WBC interim light heavyweight champion Adrian Diaconu (26-2, 15 KOs) faces Omar Sheika (30-9, 21 KOs) in a scheduled ten-rounder.

“Brinkley is going to have a really tough time with Bute’s tremendous size advantage in this fight and it’s hard to see how he’s go

“I’ve trained very well in order to defend my belt; I take my opponent seriously because boxing is very dangerous, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Brinkley stated more than once that he wants to deliver a surprise. I know he is a very aggressive boxer who likes the fight, but he is slower than I am and this will definitely make the difference. I don’t want to lose any round. Brinkley has a good right hook but I’ve prepared a lot of surprises for him. I have practiced a new shot, I want to be better every day and that’s my driving force,” Bute stated during the open training session that precedes the game.

Bute followed a strict schedule while training in Florida for the game against Brinkley. His schedule consisted of two training sessions per day, five days per week, only one training session on Thursday and time off on Sunday alone. Bute had four sparing partners that coach Stephane Larouche chose so that they would match Jesse Brinkley’s style, meaning they were very feisty. “It’s known that Brinkley is not very mobile, but he’s a smart guy that I respect. He will certainly come up with a well prepared strategy; he is always very fit but doesn’t have too many natural abilities. As a boxer he reminds me a bit of Britain’s Glen Catley,” Stephane Larouche stated.

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