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LUCIAN BUTE

       
  Alias : LE TOMBEUR  
  Date of birth : 28 february, 1980  
  Birthplace : Pechea, Roumanie   
  Hometown : Laval, Québec  
Record : Boxrec.com 32-5-1, 25 KO
  Division : Super middleweight  
  Weight : 168 lbs  
  Height : 6' 2"  
  Reach : 72"  
  Stance : Southpaw  
       
 
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Lucian Bute’s boxing journey began in his native Romania, where he fought no less than 250 amateur bouts.


After a solid amateur career punctuated, with a gold medal performance at the 2001 Francophone Games in Ottawa, plus participation in three World championships, the young athlete was recruited by InterBox.

Starting as a sparring partner for the then World Boxing Council (WBC) world super middleweight champion Eric Lucas, the southpaw showed the extent of his talent and charisma, in addition to learning a new language, French.

Under the guidance of trainer Stephan Larouche, the native of Pechea quickly rose through the ranks of professional boxing, stopping many tough and experienced fighters.

A clear crowd favorite, Bute has realized his dream of becoming world champion on October 19, 2007 at the Bell Centre, knocking out Colombian Alejandro Berrio to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight belt.

With nine successive defenses of his world title, the 34 year-old gladiator still holds that record for a Canadian boxer. Bute also obtained his Canadian citizenship March 26, 2012.

Belle Province boxing fans are still captivated by his two thrilling fights with Librado Andrade and his internationally acclaimed brawl with a local flavor with Jean Pascal.

After an 18 months layoff, the crowd favorite returned in a spectacular fashion when he inhaled European Union super middleweight champion Andrea Di Luisa, stopping him in the 4th round.

Bute gave a spectacular fight against IBF super middleweight champion and Olympic gold medalist James DeGale, November 28th, 2015 in Quebec City. Despite losing a decision, he won the heart and respect of all the boxing fans all over the world with his inspired performance.

In his last outing, April 30 in Washington DC, the former champion nearly dethroned WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack, earning a draw.

 

 

 

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IBF world super middleweight champion (2007-2012)

 

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NABF super middleweight champion (2005-2006)

 

WBC Continental America super middleweight champion (2005-2006)

 

NABA super middleweight champion (2005-2006)

 

NABF light heavyweight champion (2005 and 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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