Earlier today in Romania, Lucian Bute defended his super middleweight belt against France's Jean Paul Mendy, and scored a beautiful fourth round knockout of the challenger. Here's the video:
This is another KO of the Year contender, and this is turning into a hell of a weekend for boxing. Last night's Friday Night Fights was outstanding, and on Solo Boxeo Tecate, Jessie Vargas scored a hellacious knockout of Walter Estrada, too, though that one wasn't as pretty to me because Estrada left himself open on a slip. And we haven't even gotten to the Rios vs Antillon fight, and a pretty strong HBO double-header, too.
So hey, for those of you who might stumble over here today, but gave boxing the write-off after last week's Klitschko vs Haye snoozer, this weekend is a great indication of why you should probably not just jump in for the "big events," because those are rarely the reasons that we watch boxing.