Last night in Nottingham Capital FM Arena England's Carl Froch in 5-th round beats Romanian Lucian Bute by TKO in 5-th and took away his IBF super-middleweight title. Froch becomes the world champion for 5-th time!
Previously unbeaten Romanian champion started the fight very focused and from the first bell took the center of the ring, but from the second round Froch with his rapid attacks pushed Bute back and forced him to lean on the ropes with his back often with every second. Suprisingly, Bute being in the center of the ring kept move his head all the time, but getting into the ropes doesn't move it at all. At the end of the 4-th Froch shooked Bute with couple of big rights and looked that the bell saved the champion from the first knockdown, but not for long..... From the beggining of the 5-th Bute again on the ropes taking the beating, this time solid right uppercut and then big hook, again from the right sent Romanian to the canvas.... The refferee doesn't even open the count, first loss in the 31-st fight after 10 succesful defences.
With this win Carl Foch, now 29-2 (21KO), became the champion for 3-rd time (twice before it was WBC title) and the greatest English super-middleweight of all time and, of course, one of the greatest British champions ever!