The undefeated Eleider Alvarez entered this fight with a perfect record of 21-0-0 (10 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.5 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Andre Ward). He fought twice last year winning over Robert Berridge (=Alvarez vs Berridge) and Norbert Dabrowski.
His opponent, the former Ibf super-Mw champion Lucian Bute, has a boxing record of 32-3-1 (25 KOs=78%) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class but he won just one out of his last four bouts, against Andrea Di Luisa in 2015 (=Bute vs Di Luisa). After this fight he lost to James DeGale (=DeGale vs Bute) and he drew with Badou Jack (=Jack vs Bute). Lucian Bute vs Eleider Alvarez, WBC light heavyweight title eliminator, is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Centre Videotron, Quebec City, Canada
Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)
Bute’s previous fight: Badou Jack vs Lucian Bute
Alvarez’s next fight: Eleider Alvarez vs Jean Pascal
Alvarez vs Bute Fight Video:
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(Alternative free embeddable video hosted on Youtube)
5 comments on “2017 BOXING fight – Eleider Alvarez vs Lucian Bute – full fight Video”
Very good fight in Mattsnnow’s beautiful city of Québec!
Between round 1 and 2, Ramsay said one thing that stuck to my ear (in french): “Attends le crochet de la gauche”, which means: “Wait for the left hook”. That’s exactly what he did when he caught Bute with a right of his own, just after Bute was a bit lazy after throwing a his left hook. Ramsay is an excellent coach, he’s trained some of the best canadian fighters in recent years like Pascal and Lemieux, and the rising Artur Beterbiev. To me, this a 3 1/2 stars fight. Good action throughout the fight, great KO.
Nice and very active fight with an excellent knock out. A very important win for Alvarez since Bute. in spite of being at the end of his career, was fighting with an aggressive approach and confidence. Good preparation for Alvarez for his future bout with Adonis. Anyhow. I strongly believe that Adonis would be much more difficult and most likely the winner. Pretty bad for Bute since his career is over. He was very good making a solid impression in this category but never recovery after loosing to Froch.
Let’s get real here, Bute has been a paper champion for many years before hitting a wall named Froch. While the best SMWers were fighting each other in the Super 6, Bute did nothing very impressive against second order fighters.
Hope Stevenson vs Alvarez happens now.
It SHOULD happen even though both fighters are under Groupe Yvon Michel. But the way this promoter has been handling Stevenson’s career, avoiding all considerable threats, you never know what’s going to happen. Not that Alvarez is a real menace though, in fact he’s not conisidered a top 15 aspirant by the IBF, WBO or WBA. To me, the threat for all LHWers is Beterbiev, ranked top 5 in all major organizations. But again, here’s another guy trained by GYM. So I don’t know what Michel will do with all that. Beautiful problem!