Lucian Bute vs Glen Johnson

International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute and ageless former light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior’’ Johnson are ready for their Nov. 5 showdown. Which will be live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast), from Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. 

The largest box office draw in Canadian boxing, the undefeated, Romanian-born Bute (29-0, 24 KOs) will make the ninth defense of his IBF title. 

Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs), a legend for his bouts against Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver, will make his 10th appearance in a world title fight.  The 42-year-old Jamaican-born Johnson has fought out of Miami for almost two decades. 

 

The winner of Bute-Johnson could likely meet the winner of the Super Six World Boxing Classic in the biggest fight in super middleweight history.  The Super Six World Boxing Classic concludes on Saturday, Dec. 17 on SHOWTIME when world champions Andre Ward (World Boxing Association) and Carl Froch (World Boxing Council) clash in the Final in a showdown that will determine the world’s best 168-pound fighter.

Lucian Bute vs Glen Johnson : Who Wins

On Nov. 5 International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Middleweight Champion Lucian Bute will headline on Showtime Boxing  making his ninth defense of his 168-pound title against ageless former world light heavyweight champion Glen “The Road Warrior’’ Johnson (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from  Canada.

 

Boxing champion Lucian Bute in the ring

A gifted Romanian-born southpaw, Bute, 31, returns to his adopted home of Canada – after a fourth-round knockout over previously unbeaten, No. 1-ranked Jean Paul Mendy last July 9 in Romania – with an unblemished record of 29-0 with 24 KOs. The remarkable Johnson, 42, of Miami, Fla., is an 18-year veteran known for always giving his absolute best and fighting in an opponent’s backyard. This will be the 10th appearance in a world title bout for the Jamaican-born Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KOs).

“I expect a very tough fight,” Bute said. “I know Glen, and he’s an aggressive fighter who will put relentless pressure on me. Everybody knows I sparred with him in 2009, but sparring and fighting are different. I become another person during a fight and you can be sure I’ll have a few surprises for Glen.

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