Lucian Bute came in at 167.6 and Brian Magee at 167.7 for their Saturday night fight in Montreal. More photos available at Showtime Boxing's Facebook page. (Photo by Tom Casino/Showtime)
Lucian Bute and Brian Magee at their final press conference in Montreal. As you can see, Bute will have a good height advantage on Saturday night. The rest of the photos from the presser can be seen via Showtime Boxing at Facebook.
Lucian Bute and Interbox promoter Jean Bedard at the MGM Grand. Bute is now officially under the Showtime banner. (Photo from Showtime Boxing @ Facebook)
On Pound 4 Pound radio, our friend Corey Erdman got a chance to talk with the excellent Showtime analyst Steve Farhood about Lucian Bute possibly moving back to Showtime and the big fights now awaiting the super middleweight division. Click here to listen to the interview.
"Tavoris Cloud is just nothing. Does he really want to fight Chad next? ... I think Chad will win [against Jean Pascal]. I expect him to win. And I would like to fight Lucian Bute next." --Gary Shaw on where he wants to go next with Chad Dawson. Dawson faces Jean Pascal this Saturday for the vacant Ring Magazine world light heavyweight championship. (Lem Satterfield) (Photo by Dwight McCann)
"Come on, dog! Bute would knock Bernard Hopkins out. I have been telling y'all for years Hopkins is a fraud. He went from calling out David Haye, a heavyweight, to calling out Bute, who is a super middleweight. He saw something in Bute and wanted that fight. After last night, he may be asking for a Pavlik rematch. He's not going to want anything to do with Bute. Bernard Hopkins is a cross dresser." --James Toney, who also discusses the Klitschkos again, as well as Johnathon Banks with Percy Crawford of FightHype.com. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)
Edison Miranda and Lucian Bute at their weigh-in this afternoon. The two meet for Bute's IBF super middleweight title tomorrow on HBO. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Graham Hughes)