Froch (28-2, 20 KOs), a past two-time WBC super middleweight titleholder, lost to American superstar Andre Ward by unanimous decision in his previous bout on December 17.
Conversely, the 32-year-old Bute (30-0, 24 KOs), a native of Romania who has long resided in Montreal, is a southpaw who has successfully defended his crown on nine consecutive occasions.
“He’s probably brave and stupid, a bit of both, to come here,” said Froch, 34. “He’s looking at my last fight against Ward and is thinking ‘maybe Froch is finished, he’s coming off the back of a loss’. He’ll be feeling the nerves and the pressure. He’s got a lot to prove and he’s got it all to do on Saturday against me in my hometown. It’s going to be very difficult for him to get a win in Nottingham.”
“Mister KO,” who is ranked by BoxRec as the 9th pound-for-pound boxer today and the preeminent super middleweight in the world, is an elite pugilist who possesses frightening power in both of his fists.
Expect “Mister KO” to render the tough Carl Froch unconscious within 11 rounds and “get a win in Nottingham” in a few hours.by