Carl Froch (28-2, 20 KO’s) should be very afraid right about now, because IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-0, 24 KO’s) doesn’t care if he has to go all the way to the UK to spank Froch in front of his own people on national television, according to boxingnews24.com.
Bute said on his twitter on Monday: “Leaving for training camp today. Just told Jean Bedard [Bute’s promoter] I am ready to fight Carl Froch, even in England. Let’s get this done.”
“It looks like Froch is deep trouble now, because Bute simply won’t be denied. He sees a wounded animal in Froch and he wants to pick him off and go for the kill. Froch’s excuses about how he can’t make the fight because he only wants to fight in the UK won’t fly now”, writes the editorialist of boxingnews24.com.
“Bute wants to pick off Froch and tear him apart. It’s probably going to be a brutal beating. I’d hate to be Froch getting whipped by Bute in front of all those angry Brits in Nottingham. They’re not going to like see Froch bet beaten. I just hope they don’t start throwing stuff like the Argentinian fans did recently. We must be civil. There’s still a chance to back out of the fight for Froch, but he’s going to need to come up with a doozy of an excuse otherwise he’s going look like a complete coward of the first order. I think the old back injury excuse might work in this case. Froch needs to pull that one out of the old bag of tricks and then basically wait Bute out until he’s got a fight signed with someone else. But honestly, this is a bad fight for Froch because Bute will hand Froch yet another loss and likely knock him plum out of the top 15 in doing so”.
Froch has already lost two out of his last five fights and you can really call it three out of his last five if you count his controversial win over American talent Andre Dirrell among the losses. But if Froch gets spanked by Bute, things are going to be looking mighty bleak for Froch’s career. You can lose one or two fights, but after that you’re heading for journeyman’s status.