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Bute returns August 15 on PBC

Former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute (31-2, 24 KOs) is set to return to the ring on August 15, when he takes on Andrea Di Luisa (17-2, 13 KOs) in a 10-round bout on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN – airing at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.

The card will also feature a 12-round light heavyweight clash between 2008 Colombian Olympian Eleider Alvarez (17-0, 10 KOs) and Isidro Ranoni Prieto (24-0-3, 20 KOs). Additionally, 2008 Colombian Olympian Oscar Rivas (17-0, 12 KOs) will compete on the card.

“I’m ready and looking forward to going back in the ring,” said Bute. “I have not lost my passion and I train six days a week, twice a day. I am excited to perform on the big stage on August 15.”

Bute has been out of the ring since a January 2014 decision loss to Jean Pascal.

Tickets for the card go on sale on July 15 and are priced from $25 to $250. Tickets can be purchased at the counters of the Bell Centre, on www.evenko.ca, at GYM (514) 383-0666, at InterBox (450) 645-1077 or at Champion boxing club (514) 376-0980.

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