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Lucian Bute: I want a rematch

Bute: I want a rematch
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Former IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute announces his intention to have a rematch with Carl Froch.

Canadian boxer Lucian Bute has said that he wants a rematch with Carl Froch, despite his defeat to the Englishman on Saturday night.

Froch bombarded his opponent before claiming victory in the fifth in Nottingham, securing the IBF super-middleweight crown from Bute.

"Every athlete has to admit defeat. Great champions need to know to lose. I have to learn from this defeat," Bute told boxingfutures.com.

"This is not the end of the world. I don't think that it's the end of my career.

"I need to relax. It was a great mental load. I need time for my return. On Saturday night, Carl Froch was better."

Bute, who had a 30-fight unbeaten run before Saturday's defeat, added that he may not fight Froch for the IBF belt he lost but would still like a rematch.

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