Lucian Bute is back in Montreal after spending the last nine weeks in Florida training at the Thump Boxing Gym facilities in Miami with Head Trainer Stephan Larouche and Physical Conditioning guru Andre Kulesza. Lucian Bute (25-0, 20 KOs) will defend his IBF world super middleweight title against Edison Miranda (33-4, 29 KOs) on Saturday, April 17th, 2010 at the Montreal Bell Centre. This bout will be broadcast live on PPV on Canal Indigo, Bell TV and Shaw across Canada and by HBO World Championship Boxing in the United States and Internationally.
All Cage-aux-Sports Restaurant/Bars throughout Quebec will carry the entire boxing card live, as well as other select commercial establishments.
“We had a training camp very similar to the one we did for the second Andrade fight. Why change a winning formula? Of course we had different sparring this time, custom made for beating Edison Miranda. We relied primarily on two world class athletes in Randy Griffin and former IBF champion Alejandro Berrio. If I had to describe the camp we had in one word, it would be: amazing,” states Stephan Larouche.
“Lucian is a training machine. He strives on it. Eat, sleep and train. But we were not only preparing for Miranda, we were preparing for HBO. We need to follow up on the outstanding first impression Lucian made with HBO fans last November with another dominating performance. I have never seen a more motivated and physically strong boxer in all my life, and I have trained 5 world champions,” concludes Larouche.
Never one for many words, Lucian is oblivious to comments from anyone during fight week. “Lucian is not the type of individual who reads, much less responds to everything written about him in the media” states InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard. “We all know Miranda is ready and believes he will win the fight. We would not have chosen him as the opponent if we thought he would not be ready,” concludes Jean Bedard.