6th January 2012

Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch
Carl Froch is reported to be planning a home and away double match-up with unbeaten IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute this year. 

The first fight would take place in Romanian born Bute’s Canadian home of Montreal in April and then in the Cobra’s Nottingham home in the summer.

Froch’s last home fight was against Andre Dirrell at the City’s Trent FM Arena in October 2009. But a fight at the home of Froch’s football team Nottingham Forest at the City ground would be something special for him, his fans and the city.

Froch (28-2, 20 KO’s) lost his WBC title against American Andre Ward in the Super-Six final and an immediate world title fight return against the unbeaten Bute would be a great chance for Froch to bounce straight back to the top and also the opportunity of becoming a three time world champion.

The fact that a clause of two fights is being put in the contract suggests that the fights are expected to be close affairs, with neither leaving nothing to chance with home town decisions. I wonder if a rubber match as been pencilled in just incase?

I’m sure over two fights though, it will determin one of two things, as Carl Froch at 34, still got what it takes to rule at the top of the super-middleweight division and is Lucian Bute (29-0, 24 KO’s) as good as his record looks and when in against an equal, can he mix it with the best in his era.

VIDEOS: The Best of Carl Froch and Lucian Bute

By Chris Maylett
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