Lucian Bute becomes Canadian Citizen

Montreal, Monday, March 26th 2012 – Lucian Bute was sworn in as a Canadian Citizen earlier today at an Official ceremony held at St-Dorothy Elementary School in the district of Saint-Michel in Montreal. Lucian was sworn in by Judge the Honorable Mr. Gilles Duguay and was visibly emotional during the entire procedure. Lucian was accompanied by InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard, head coach Stephan Larouche and his close friends from Romania and Canada. Lucian was pleasantly surprised to see so many media and journalists make the trip to witness this happy occasion.

« I just experienced one of the most important moments of my life » stated Lucian Bute, who shared this Ceremony with 29 other newly inducted Canadian Citizens. “I have been preparing for this day for the last 5 years. I felt like a true Quebecker and Canadian long ago, but today I am very proud to obtain my Canadian Citizenship. My origins are Romanian, but it is important to me to implicate myself fully in my adopted Country of Canada. I am very lucky to have been received so well in this Country since I set foot here for good in 2003. It is my choice to live here and it makes me happy to know I am a real Canadian citizen now”.

The entire InterBox team is extremely proud of Lucian, who integrated fully into Quebec and Canadian culture since his arrival here in 2003. Lucian took courses to learn French, received his Masters in Sports Management in Romania and has been taking English courses to become trilingual. “We always considered Lucian one of us. He has always been integrated in Community life, learned both Official languages (French and English) and has always felt at home here in Quebec. I am here to show my support and to congratulate him for all these achievements” states Jean Bedard.

Lucian leave for an intensive 6 week training camp in Florida with Stephan Larouche. Lucian will be defending his IBF Super middleweight title for a tenth consecutive time on May 26th 2012 in Nottingham. His opponent will be Super Six finalist Carl Froch.


HAMILTON, NEW JERSEY (March 26, 2012)—This Saturday night, March 31st Nedal Abuhumoud’s Nedal’s Promotions and Andre Kut’s KEA Boxing present a great night of professional boxing at the Beautiful Hamilton Manor in Hamilton, New Jersey.

In the main event, rising Super Middleweight prospect, Derrick “Take It to the Bank” Webster will take on his sternest test to date when he takes on veteran John Mackey in a bout scheduled for eight rounds.

Webster of Glassboro, New Jersey is unblemished with a record of 12-0 with seven knockouts and has been upping the competition and has solid victories over thirty-five fight veteran Jose Medina (KO 1); a six round unanimous decision over Romaro Johnson (11-3-1) and his last bout he scored an explosive first round stoppage over Brian Bernard to capture the BAM Super Middleweight title.

Mackey of Montgomery, Alabama has a record of 13-6-3 with six knockouts and has faced and defeated top competition. Mackey won his first eight bouts with quality wins over Tim Leonard (3-0-1); Tony Cygan (12-0-1) and Alexander Mancea (7-1). Mackey’s only losses have been to quality fighters such as Cecil McCalla (6-0); Derek Ennis (17-2-1); James McGirt Jr. (21-2-1) and Tarvis Simms (26-1-1). Sprinkled in between Mackey proved to be an ultimate spoiler with wins over then undefeated prospect Donald Orr (15-0) and George Rivera and draws with Jesse Nicklow (19-1-1). In his last bout Mackey fought to a disputed draw with New England prospect Vladine Biosse (11-1)

A terrific undercard has been assembled that will feature undefeated Polish import Przemyslaw Opalach (9-0, 8 KO’s) make his American debut when he takes on Sean Ryan Wilson (7-3, 2 KO’s) of Cambridge, Nebraska in a six round Middleweight bout

KEA Boxing’s undefeated Welterweight Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez Jr. (8-0, 3 KO’s) of Union City, NJ will take on the rugged Daniel Crabtree (3-4, 3 KO’s) of Hilliard, Ohio in a six round Welterweight bout.

In a six round Middleweight bout, Alando Swain (4-1, 1 KO) of Trenton, NJ will take on Eddie Edmonds (2-1-2, 1 KO) of Trenton, NJ

In a four round female Featherweight bout Mikayla Nebal of Ohio will make her pro debut when she takes on Nydia Feliciano (4-2-3) of Bronx, NY

Undefeated Heavyweight Joe Cusumano (2-0, 2 KO’s) of Virginia Beach, VA will take on durable Lonnie Kornegay (1-6-2) of Baltimore, MD

Rounding out the card will be Tyrone Luckey (4-1, 4 KO’s) of Middletown, New Jersey battling Philadelphian Ramon Ellis (2-7-1, 1 KO) in a four round Lightweight bout.

Tickets for this great night of boxing are priced at $75 for Ringside and $50 for General Admission and can be purchased by calling 609-396-3005 or 609-586-3225

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The Hamilton Manor is located at 30 Route 156 –Right off of Route 130; Hamilton, NJ 08620

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