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Froch: Im so pumped for Bute fight

froch vs buteCarl Froch is delighted to be back fighting in Nottingham and believes his IBF World super middleweight title challenge with Lucian Bute on May 26 at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham with tickets on sale now.

Tickets for Frochs IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Bute are on sale now priced 40, 60, 80, 100, 150 and 200 from the Capital FM Arena Nottingham website www.capitalfmarena.com and on 08444 124624. VIP packages priced at 300 are available exclusively from Matchroom Sport at www.matchroomboxing.com and 01277 359900.

Froch returns to the venue of his last UK fight, which was his Super Six opener against Andre Dirrell in November 2009. The Cobra left Nottingham to travel the globe tackling the cream of the super middleweight crop en route to his Super Six final with Andre Ward in Atlantic City in December..

Its great to be back in Nottingham its been too long, said Froch. I am so pumped up for the fight and Ive got to give Lucian Bute credit. Ive given him stick in the past for not fighting the top opposition, he didnt enter the Super Six but he beat who was put in front of him.

Hes not often fought out of his hometown so to put his title on the line in my backyard hes either very confident or very stupid I think hes very confident and hes the champion, so why not be confident.

Im coming into the fight on the back of a loss, and when I did that after the Kessler defeat I was so tuned in to beating Arthur Abraham and it was a whitewash and thats how I feel about this fight.

Ive got a lot of respect for Lucian he is a top level athlete and so am I, theres no needle between us and there doesnt need to be, as the fight speaks for itself.

Bute is the undefeated champion and is his trip to Nottingham is his tenth title defence and the 32 year-old is looking forward to locking horns with Froch in his hometown.

Very happy and excited to be here today I would like to thank Carl for accepting the fight and stepping in the ring with me, said Bute. Big fights take time to negotiate but Im glad that this fight has come. Both Carl and I have had similar careers so far, for me its the right time to come away from home and defend my belt and in my heart I believe I will be victorious.

Ive been criticised for not fighting away from home. I remember when Joe Calzaghe fought away from home at the end of his career he received the respect he deserved for doing that and thats what I am looking to do.

Carl is a good strong aggressive fighter. He will have 9,000 cheering for him and not many for me. It has all the ingredients for a great fight.

Tickets for Frochs IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Bute are on sale now priced 40, 60, 80, 100, 150 and 200 from the Capital FM Arena Nottingham website www.capitalfmarena.com and on 08444 124624. VIP packages priced at 300 are available exclusively from Matchroom Sport at www.matchroomboxing.com and 01277 359900.

Article posted on 20.03.2012



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