News | Dec 07 2016

Lucian Bute to fight Eleider Alvarez after serving doping ban

Lucian Bute stands in the way of Alvarez's world title dreams
Lucian Bute
Lucian-Bute  |  Esther Lin/Showtime

FORMER world super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute will fight unbeaten light-heavyweight contender Eleider Alvarez on February 24 2017.

Bute failed a drug test after his draw with WBC super-middleweight champion Badou Jack earlier in the year and after paying a fine and serving a six month ban, is now eligible to box again.

It has since been announced he will fight Montreal-based Colombian Alvarez at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City. With both men living in Quebec, the clash is set to be big business.

 

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