March 18th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez


San Francisco, CA- Before I get into the unbeaten super middleweight IBF champ Lucien Bute, let me spend a sentence or two on challenger Brian Magee. Seeing I type about 30 words a minute, I’m not expecting the Irishman to last longer than 300 words. Overall, Magee is 34-3-1, 24 KOs.


Now that I’ve written off Magee and any chance of his winning

when Showtime goes live from Montreal, Canada Saturday night, let’s talk about the IBF titleholder. At 27-0, 22 KOs, the $64,000 question is how good is Bute? He beat Edison Miranda, but the Colombian was shopworn by the time they fought a year ago.


Bute’s claim to fame is a KO 12 of Librado Andrade in a 2009 rematch. His last foe, overrated and over achiever Jesse Brinkley of NBC & The Contender fame, lasted nine frames in October.


The real test for Bute is WBA champ Andre Ward who faces Arthur Abraham (32-2, 26 KOs) in May. Until he faces someone of that ilk, the jury is out. In closing, I still like the under of 300 words (AKA under five rounds).

Pedro Fernandez


  1. Overated!!!!! To be ranked so high. He was koed in the first Andrade fight. And while the real fighters at 68 are beating the snot out of eachother. This azzwipe comes to try to feast on the scraps!!!! The real men at 68 are ward, frotch, and johnson. They are in it to Win it. Bute is full of ish

    Roberto Rios on March 18th, 2011 at 8:06 AM
  2. Bute is a good fighter with lots of potential, nothing more nothing less. I don’t see him as the top guy by beating up tough guy but human punching bag Andrade or a Mayorga clone in Miranda. Ward, Froch and Kessler have accomplished much more than Bute at this point. Beating Magee won’t prove anything new about him neither. Bute needs a live body to be in the ring with him. He should also have a kayo loss on his ledger from his first fight with Andrade

    Javier Ruiz on March 18th, 2011 at 12:41 PM
  3. Sergio Martinez claims he is the King of boxing. His last 3 opponents are not HALL OF FAME caliber type of fighters, what then is his basis for such a claim? What about the orgasmic praises heaped by sports scribes such as Dan Rafael of ESPN? I borrowed my cousin’s dictionary and found the answer – DEMENTIA.Martinez ought to fight Margarito. He has nothing to fear coz Margarito is shopworn already, right Pedro. But if he really wants to prove himself, There is Kirkland. And he can go up in weight and fight Ward, Froch, Bute, and Johnson. Sergio stop picking on small people, maybe you your challenging Pacquiao, Mayweather, Cotto coz of the money and the very reassuring thought that these men are naturally smaller than you.

    Benny on March 18th, 2011 at 6:21 PM
  4. I agree with Benny. Sergio needs to make a fight with Bute at 168 or some other super middleweights. There is also Kirkland (even though he’s been out the game due to his jail stint). He needs to stop talking about Floyd and Pac. Both Floyd and Pac’s frames are too small to face a true middleweight. If you want to be P4P step your game up and move to a higher weight. There is a lot of good comp at 168. Since Dirrell is out of the super 6 he may be available.

    Jrock09 on March 20th, 2011 at 1:20 PM
  5. I think martinez beats both pac and floyd at 154…if one of those guys steps up to fight martinez at 154, they both would be taking more of a risk than fighting each other..dont know if either of them should risk that…

    1200 Techs on March 21st, 2011 at 7:42 PM

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