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Lucian Bute Record

Total Fights37
Title Wins1
Title Defenses9
Title-Fight KOs8
KO Wins25
KO Losses2
Lucian Bute Record & Stats
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      What is Lucian Bute's boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 13 years and three months, Lucian Bute fought 37 times with 32 wins and 5 losses.

      Bute retired from professional boxing with a record of 32-5, which included one super-middleweight world-title win and nine successful title defense fights. He had a 67.6% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 25 of his total 37 fights being knockout wins, eight of which were in title fights. Bute suffered two knockout losses in his career, one of which was against Carl Froch in a super-middleweight title fight.

      His last fight was a 5th round TKO defeat to Eleider Álvarez on February 24, 2017.

      Some of Bute's best fights and notable victories include wins over William Joppy, Edison Miranda, Librado Andrade, Brian Magee, Glen Johnson, and Sakio Bika.

      37Feb 24, 201736Eleider ÁlvarezLossTKO5
      36Apr 30, 201636Badou JackLoss *DQ
      35Nov 28, 201535James DeGaleLoss *UD
      34Aug 15, 201535Andrea Di LuisaWinTKO4
      33Jan 18, 201433Jean PascalLossUD
      32Nov 3, 201232Denis GrachevWinUD
      31May 26, 201232Carl FrochLoss *TKO5
      30Nov 5, 201131Glen JohnsonWin *UD
      29Jul 9, 201131Jean-Paul MendyWin *KO4
      28Mar 19, 201131Brian MageeWin *TKO10
      27Oct 15, 201030Jesse BrinkleyWin *KO9
      26Apr 17, 201030Edison MirandaWin *TKO3
      25Nov 28, 200929Librado AndradeWin *KO4
      24Mar 13, 200929Fulgencio ZúñigaWin *TKO4
      23Oct 24, 200828Librado AndradeWin *UD
      22Feb 29, 200828William JoppyWin *TKO10
      21Oct 19, 200727Alejandro BerrioWin *TKO11
      20Jun 15, 200727Sakio BikaWinUD
      19Jan 26, 200726Sergey TatevosyanWinUD
      18Sep 15, 200626James Obede ToneyWinTKO8
      17May 16, 200626Lolenga MockWinUD
      16Mar 24, 200626Andre ThysseWinUD
      15Dec 2, 200525Donnell WigginsWinKO2
      14Sep 16, 200525Kabary SalemWinTKO8
      13Jun 3, 200525Jose SpearmanWinKO8
      12Apr 21, 200525Donny McCraryWinKO4
      11Mar 18, 200525Christian CruzWinTKO12
      10Feb 19, 200524Carl HandyWinTKO4
      9Dec 3, 200424Dingaan ThobelaWinTKO4
      8Nov 1, 200424Norman JohnsonWinTKO2
      7Oct 30, 200424Willard LewisWinTKO3
      6Oct 16, 200424Rico CasonWinTKO2
      5Jul 24, 200424Tyler HughesWinTKO3
      4Apr 24, 200424Zane MarksWinTKO1
      3Mar 20, 200424Jean Pascal ServiceWinKO1
      2Dec 20, 200323Darin JohnsonWinTKO1
      1Nov 22, 200323Robert MuhammadWinTKO2

      * World-title fight

      Boxing career

      Lucian Bute (Le Tombeur) is a 44-year old retired Romanian professional boxer. He was born in Pechea, Galați, Socialist Republic of Romania on February 28, 1980. He is a former super-middleweight world champion. His professional boxing career spanned more than 13 years — from 2003 to 2017.

      Bute made his professional boxing debut against Robert Muhammad at the age of 23 on November 22, 2003, defeating Muhammad via 2nd round TKO. He went on to win 29 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 23 wins via stoppage.

      He had his first world title fight at the age of 27 on October 19, 2007 after 20 professional fights, against Alejandro Berrio for the super-middleweight IBF title. He defeated Berrio via 11th round TKO to become the super-middleweight champion of the world.

      Bute has won one world title at super-middleweight. For all the details about Bute's world title wins and defenses refer to the "Championships" section below.

      Bute had a total of five losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Colombian boxer Eleider Álvarez on February 24, 2017. Bute lost the fight via 5th round TKO. It's been 7 years, 3 months, and 26 days since this fight.


      Bute had a total of 13 world-title fights, which includes winning one world title and nine successful title defenses. He won 10 of these fights and lost three.

      Title Wins

      Lucian Bute fought for a super-middleweight world title in three fights and won once, which came via way of stoppage. He won one super-middleweight belt.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      Oct 19, 2007Alejandro BerrioSuper-middleweightIBFTKO

      Title Defenses

      Lucian Bute had 10 super-middleweight world-title defense fights. He won nine of them and lost only once.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Nov 5, 2011Glen JohnsonSuper-middleweightIBFUD
      Jul 9, 2011Jean-Paul MendySuper-middleweightIBFKO
      Mar 19, 2011Brian MageeSuper-middleweightIBFTKO
      Oct 15, 2010Jesse BrinkleySuper-middleweightIBFKO
      Apr 17, 2010Edison MirandaSuper-middleweightIBFTKO
      Nov 28, 2009Librado AndradeSuper-middleweightIBFKO
      Mar 13, 2009Fulgencio ZúñigaSuper-middleweightIBFTKO
      Oct 24, 2008Librado AndradeSuper-middleweightIBFUD
      Feb 29, 2008William JoppySuper-middleweightIBFTKO

      Title Losses

      Lucian Bute lost one world-title defense fight, and lost one title in the fight.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      May 26, 2012Carl FrochSuper-middleweightIBFTKO


      Bute fought a total of 37 times during his professional career, which includes 13 world-title fights at the super-middleweight division. He was among the top boxers of his generation and put on some great performances in his fights. These eight fights are the highlight of his career.

      • June 15, 2007: Lucian Bute puts on the first remarkable performance of his career, defeating Sakio Bika via 12th round unanimous decision.

      • October 19, 2007: Bute wins his first world title by defeating Alejandro Berrio via 11th round TKO. He is now the IBF super-middleweight world champion.

      • February 29, 2008: Bute successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against William Joppy, winning the fight via 10th round TKO.

      • October 24, 2008: Bute successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against Librado Andrade, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • November 28, 2009: Bute successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against Librado Andrade, winning the fight via 4th round KO.

      • April 17, 2010: Bute successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against Edison Miranda, winning the fight via 3rd round TKO.

      • March 19, 2011: Bute successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against Brian Magee, winning the fight via 10th round TKO.

      • November 5, 2011: Bute successfully defends the IBF super-middleweight title against Glen Johnson, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.


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