Bute, DeGale make it official for November 28
- Updated: October 8, 2015
Super middleweight titlist James DeGale and former champ Lucian Bute have completed a two-city tour to formally announce their 168-pound bout, which takes place in Quebec City on November 28 on Showtime.
“I am excited to face an elite fighter like Lucian, who was champion for five years,” said DeGale. “He is still a good boxer and he told me he wants the belt back. But trust me; I am too young, too fresh and just too good.”
Bute has been working his way back to a title shot after losing his piece of the super middleweight crown to Carl Froch.
“I am really happy to be back in Quebec City. Some of my best memories are here,” explained Bute. “I won four fights here. Six years ago, Nov. 28, 2009, the same day I will fight James DeGale, I knocked out Librado Andrade. And I also defeated Glen Johnson in Quebec City.”
The card will also feature a light heavyweight tussle featuring power puncher Artur Beterbiev (9-0, 9 KOs) against an opponent to be determined.