Lucian Bute (30-1-0, 24 KO) will return to the ring in Montreal on Saturday, November 3rd 2012. His opponent will be undefeated Russian born Denis Grachev (12-0-1, 8 KO). Grachev is coming off a big win over Ismayl Sillakh, and now has an even bigger opportunity against the come-backing Bute, who is in desperate need of his own big win.
"After several talks with Lucian and head trainer Stephan Larouche, we established a complete list of Lucian’s needs and evaluated each opponent in function with such list. We stopped looking once we got to Denis Grachev and got the fight signed. Three of his last four opponents were undefeated, and he KO’d two of them. Grachev is the best available boxer that Lucian can fight,” stated InterBox President Mr. Jean Bedard.
“I would like to thank Mark Dion, Denis Grachev’s Manager, for agreeing to take this fight. So far the entire Team has been very professional.”
In his last outing, Grachev, who resides in San Diego, California, ...