Boxing has been popular through the ages. However it has some competition with mixed martial arts, and Wrestling entertainment coming along. But in my opinion boxing is more entertaining at times and each boxer has a story. I found my favorite boxer over a course watching HBO boxing after dark. That would be Lucian Bute. So I think he deserves an article written about his wins, and a little bit about himself.
Quick guide on who Lucian Bute is he is a Romanian boxer now resides in Canada. He was born in Pechea Galati, Romania in 1980. As an amateur he won a bronze medal at the 1999 World Amateur Boxing Championships and in 2001 won a gold medal at the Francophones Games. Right now he is the IBF Super Middleweight Champion. His record is 26 fights and 0 loses. He is trained by Stephane Larouche, and his stance is south paw. I watched his latest fight where he retains his title with Edison Miranda; he won with a technical knockout. So that’s just a little about why he might be the future of boxing.
I want to go over his professional boxing record which was 21 knockouts and 5 decisions.
His first fight was one November 22nd 2003 with Robert Muhammad. The fight ended at the second round at 2:05 minutes. He won with a TKO, in Montreal, Quebec.
The Second fight was one December 12th 2003 with Darin Johnson. The fight ended this time the first round at 2:50 minutes. He won with a TKO; the bout also took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The third fight was on March 20th 2004, with Jean Pascal Service as his competitor. Bute won with a KO, first round at 1:48 minutes. The bout took place Montreal, Quebec.
The fourth fight was on April 24th 2004, with Zane Marks and Bute won with a TKO, Once again in the first round and 2:35 minutes. The bout took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The fifth fight was on June 24th 2004, with Tyler Hughes. The bout lasted for three rounds and 2:46 minutes with Bute wining with a TKO. This time it took place in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The sixth fight was on October 16th 2004 with Rico Cason. It lasted for two rounds and 2:43 minutes with a TKO and took place in Boynton Beach, Florida.
The seventh fight was only fourteen days from his last, October 30th, 2004. Willard Lewis was the competitor and the bout lasted for three rounds and 3:00 minutes which ended with a TKO. The fight went back to Montreal, Quebec.
The eighth fight was November 1st, 2004. Only two days from his last and he won with a TKO. He beat Norman Johnson at two rounds and 1:19 minutes. This bout took place in Boston, Massachusetts.
The ninth fight was December 3rd, 2004 with Dingaan Thobela. It ended with a TKO, in four rounds and 1:22 minutes. Montreal, Quebec was the location.
The tenth fight was on February 19th, 2005 with Carl Handy. This bout ended another TKO, in four rounds and 2:09 minutes. Quebec City, Quebec was this fight’s location.
The eleventh fight took place on March 18th, 2005 with Christian Cruz. It ended with a TKO, (I think I see a pattern here) in the 12th round and 2:18 minutes. The location was Montreal, Quebec.
The twelfth fight was finally located in Bute’s hometown on April 21st, 2005. He fought Donny McCray and in the fourth round with 2:10 minutes with a KO.
The thirteenth fight was back in Montreal, Quebec on June 03, 2005 with Jose Spearman. It ended in the eight round and 2:13 minutes with a KO.
The fourteenth fight was on August 16th, 2005 with Kabary Salem. Ended in eight rounds and 3:00 minutes with a TKO. Again this fight took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The fifteenth fight was on December 02, 2005 with Donnell Wiggins. It was two rounds and 2:53 minutes with a KO. The bout took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The sixteenth fight was on March 24th, 2006 with Andre Thysse. This bout lasted all twelve rounds and Bute won with a unanimous decision. The fight took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The seventeenth fight was on May 16th, 2006 with Lolenga Mock as the competitor. Another bout that lasted all twelve rounds with Lucian Bute wining with a unanimous decision this fight also took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The eighteenth fight was on August 15th, 2006 with James Obede Toney. The fight ended in the eight round and 2:49 minutes with a TKO. Another fight of his that took place in Montreal, Quebec.
The nineteenth fight was on January 6th, 2007 with Sergey Tatevosyan. It ended with a unanimous decision with all twelve rounds finished. The location was Montreal, Quebec too.
The twentieth fight was on June 15th 2007, with Sakio Bika and ended with a unanimous decision. The location was in Montreal, Quebec.
The twenty-first fight was on October 19th 2007, with the fighter Alejandro Berrio. It ended at the eleventh round and 1:27 minutes. Lucian Bute won with a TKO and also the IBF super middleweight title. So if you think about it Lucian has been the title holder for three years, that’s pretty good. This bout took place in Montreal, Quebec too.
The twenty-second fight was on February 9th 2008, with William Joppy. The bout ended at the tenth round and 1:08 minutes with a TKO. Bute retains his title in Montreal, Quebec.
The twenty-third fight was on October 24th 2008, with Librado Andrade. This fight ended with a unanimous decision. Bute once again retained with title in Montreal, Quebec.
The twenty-fourth fight was on March 13th 2008, with Fulgencio Zuniga. It ended in the fourth round and 2:25 minutes with a TKO. He still retains his title in Montreal, Quebec.
The twenty-fifth fight was on November 28th 2008, with Libardo Andrade. The fight lasted only four rounds and 2:53 minutes. Andrade got beat by a KO, and Bute retained his title in Quebec City, Quebec.
The last fight so far in his career is like I stated before was on April 17th 2010, with Edison Miranda. He retained his title with a KO in the third round and 1:20 minutes. The bout took place in Montreal, Quebec.
So here is guide to all his fights so far and a little about him. So if you want to watch a rising boxer Lucian Bute is a good one too keep watching.
My sources are http://www.ask.com/wiki/Lucian_Bute and www.lucianbute.com his official website.