Bute parts with trainer Stephan Larouche
March 27, 2014
By: Chris DeGuia
Romanian boxer Lucian Bute part ways with Stephan Larouche. Search for Bute's new trainer is on the way. Bute in May 2012 lost a fifth round TKO bout with Carl Froch for the IBF Super Middleweight champion. Since losing to Froch, Bute fought Denis Grachev and defeated him by a decision. After fighting Grachev, Bute moved up to light heavyweight. At moving up into that division he fought Jean Pascal for the WBC Diamond title. When fighting Pascal he lost a UD to him (Pascal). Since Bute turning professional in 2003, Stephan Larouche has been Bute's trainer.
Bute said this "I'm 34 and I think I still have things that I can accomplish in boxing. I do not want to have any regrets. I want to at least give myself the chance to try it in another environment."
So, who is going to train Bute? Will it be Abel Sanchez? Freddie Roach? Angel Garcia? Floyd Mayweather Sr? Roger Mayweather? Nazim Richardson? Robert Garcia? Virgil Hunter? Who?