InterBox announced today that the much anticipated bout between Lucian Bute (29-0-0 24 KO) and Glen “the Road Warrior” Johnson (51-15-2, 35 KO) will take place at the Pepsi Coliseum on November 5th. This Event will mark Lucian’s third bout in Quebec City, and second IBF World title defense bout at the Pepsi Coliseum. This will be Lucian’s 9th consecutive IBF title defense Bout since conquering the prestigious title in 2007 in devastating fashion against Alejandro Berrio. Showtime Championship Boxing will broadcast the Main Event, and the entire card will be shown live throughout Canada and other countries throughout the world.
“We felt Québec’s desire to host this World title bout from the very beginning and we are very happy to have concluded an agreement with the City and to begin the promotion of what promises to be the biggest challenge of Lucian’s career. The support of City Officials including of course Québec City Mayor Régis Labeaume, and The Quebec Tourism Board with its President Mr. Alain April played an integral part in our decision to promote the Event here. Because of them, we are in a position to offer Quebec City fans another great night of boxing. InterBox blue-chip prospect Pier-Olivier Cote will be a major part of this boxing card and we are already working on other interesting match-ups for our undercard” states InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard.
“The incredible success of the boxing matches presented in Québec’s capital since 2009 bodes very well for the Lucian Bute–Glen Johnson bout,” declared Mr Labeaume. “The eyes of boxing enthusiasts all over the world will be on Québec City this November, and I’m sure that local fans will turn out in droves for the event.”