Unbeaten Romanian-born IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (24-0, 19 KO’s) puts his title on the line in a rematch against Librado Andrade (28-2, 21 KO’s) of Mexico. The championship bout will take place in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada at the Quebec Pepsi Coliseum.
(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jacques Boissinot)
Both boxers tipped the scales under the super-middleweight 168 pound limit Friday Nov. 27. Bute, who is making the fourth defence of his IBF title, weighed in at 166.8 pounds.
The challenger to his IBF belt, Librado Andrade, weighed in at 166.7 pounds. This will be Andrade’s third attempt at a championship title.
Andrade as the challenger will be making $302,500 for the fight while the champion Bute will be making the lion’s share, a career high of $988,500.
A lightweight championship bout between Joan Guzman of the Dominican Republic and Ali Funeka of South Africa, will be televised right before the Bute vs. Andrade rematch. Guzman vs. Funeka will be for the vacant IBF 135 pound lightweight title.
Watch “Bute-Andrade” and “Guzman-Funeka” LIVE! Saturday, November 28th at 10:00 PM ET/PT only on HBO B.A.D (Boxing After Dark).
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