IBF super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute stopped Fulgencio Zuniga in the fourth round tonight in Montreal in front of yet another sellout crowd at the Bell Centre.
Bute (24-0, 19 KO) dominated the first three rounds against Zuniga, who appeared to have no rhythm whatsoever and didn't land one good punch. Bute decked Zuniga with a wicked shot to the solar plexus in the fourth, and stormed on him until the referee stepped in to stop the fight.
Bute will now await the winner of the April 4 fight between Librado Andrade and Vitali Tsypko. Most will be rooting for Andrade to win so that he can get a shot at revenge against Bute, though to be honest I think it takes a minor miracle for Librado to beat Bute, who keeps getting better. He was downright slick against Zuniga tonight.
We'll be back with round-by-round coverage again tomorrow afternoon at 4pm ET, when we'll do all three fights on the Khan-Barrera PPV card. Join us then!