Carl Froch and Lucian Bute
Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports are delighted to
announce that Carl Froch’s IBF super middleweight World title challenge
against Lucian Bute on May 26 will be live on Sky Sports 1HD.
Froch faces the undefeated champion in a marquee
night of boxing at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena, with The Cobra
gunning to become a three-time World champion in his first fight in his
hometown since beating Andre Dirrell in October 2009.


Bute puts his title on the line in the biggest
test of his career to date and fight fans will be able to see all the
action unfold live on Sky Sports. Froch and Bute’s blockbuster is ably
supported by an undercard featuring undefeated Commonwealth
super bantamweight king Carl Frampton, Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng
defending his English light middleweight title against Nottingham’s AA
Lowe
, Bute’s fellow Canadian and IBF Inter-Continental light
welterweight champion Pier Olivier Cote making his UK debut
and exciting unbeaten stars John Ryder, Ryan Aston and Team GB star
Scotty Cardle
also featuring, and Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says that
the deal is a winner for boxing fans.


“I’m delighted for fight fans that this
blockbusting night for British boxing will be broadcast by Sky Sports,”
said Eddie Hearn. “The fight will be aired live in over 20 countries and is
one of the most anticipated match-ups of the year, finishing
off a stunning month of boxing action on Sky and continues Matchroom
Sport’s big fight strategy for the 2012 and beyond.”


Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports
said: “Froch vs. Bute live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham in
front of Carl’s hometown fans promises to be one of the fights of the
year, and it’s part of a great month of boxing on
Sky Sports that includes Amir Khan’s rematch with Lamont Peterson,
British heavyweight David Price’s clash with Sam Sexton and the latest
in the Prizefighter series from Ireland.”


Tickets
for Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title challenge to Bute are on
sale now priced £80 and £150 from the Capital FM Arena Nottingham
website
www.capitalfmarena.com and on 08444 124624 – £40, £60, £100 and £200 tickets have sold-out, as have the VIP packages priced at £300.
Photo courtesy of Lawrence Lustig.