Lucian Bute

31-1-0, 24 KO

NABF light heavyweight champion
Former IBF super middleweight champion

  • Date of Birth: February 28, 1980
  • Residence: Laval, Quebec
  • Place of Birth: Galati, Romania
  • Nationalities: Canadian and Romanian
  • Age: 32 years
  • Division: Super Middleweight
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Range: 27.5"
  • Boxing Position: Left-handed

Lucian Bute arrived in Quebec in 2003. Back then, he was Eric Lucas training partner during Lucas preparation for his rematch against Markus Beyer. Lucian’s popularity has constantly grown both in Quebec and on the world stage of boxing. The Romanian had a wonderfully successful career in amateur boxing. Member of the Romanian national team, he fought 250 battles, won several national championships and two bronze medals in world championships (1998 and 1999 in Argentina and in the U.S.).

Lucian’s dream came true on the evening of Friday, October 19, 2007 at the Bell Centre. With a spectacular knockout against Alejandro Berrio, Lucian Bute was declared world champion of the IBF Super-middleweight division. Lucian Bute is the third champion InterBox history. Eric Lucas and Leonard Dorin were the first and second one. A Canadian resident since 2007, Lucian Bute speaks excellent French and is improving his English. The world champion is a true example of determination, hard work and discipline. Following the conquest of his title, Lucian has received several honors from many, including the Romanian President Traian Basescu, the National Assembly and Lucian signed the city of Montreal guestbook.

Lucian Bute is the President of the InterBox foundation. He wants to give back to his adopted community. Lucian is also a spokesman for La Cage aux Sports restaurants.

Lucian completed his studies at the University of Galati in Romania. He graduated in physical education by obtaining the maximum score of 10 in his final exam. In December 2011, he passed his Canadian citizenship test. On March 26, 2012, Lucian Bute officially became a Canadian citizen.

Other biographical notes on Lucian Bute

  • On May 26 at Nottingham, he was the first boxer from Quebec to defend his title as world champion for the 10th time
  • Lucian is the fourth flagship of tourism in România, the famous Dracula country! He appears alongside Gheorghe Hagi (soccer), Nadia Comaneci (gymnastics) and Ilie Nastase (tennis)
  • Like Nadia Comaneci, he is blessed to have the support of the Quebec public
  • Lucian also has a master's degree in sports management
  • Lucian was named Boxer of the Year in Canada in 2008
  • Lucian was Athlete of the Year in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 in Romania / 2011 in Quebec
  • In 2010, The Ring Magazine considered the bible of boxing named Lucian Bute "Mr Body Puncher" for his spectacular shots to the liver.


Fight Cards

31 Wins (24 knockouts, 7 decisions), 1 Losses, 0 Draws
Win31-1United Kingdom Denis GrachevUD122012-11-03Won NABF Light Heavyweight title.
Loss30-1United Kingdom Carl FrochTKO52012-05-26Defending IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win30–0Jamaica Glen JohnsonUD122011-11-05Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win29–0France Jean-Paul MendyKO4 (12), 2:482011-07-09Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win28–0Republic of Ireland Brian MageeTKO10 (12), 2:042011-03-19Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win27–0United States Jesse BrinkleyKO9 (12), 2:482010-10-15Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win26–0Colombia Edison MirandaTKO3 (12), 1:222010-04-17Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win25–0Mexico Librado AndradeKO4 (12), 2:572009-11-28Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win24–0Colombia Fulgencio ZúñigaTKO4 (12), 2:252009-03-13Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win23–0Mexico Librado AndradeUD122008-10-24Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win22–0United States William JoppyTKO10 (12), 1:082008-02-29Retained IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win21–0Colombia Alejandro BerrioTKO11 (12), 1:272007-10-19Won IBF Super Middleweight title.
Win20–0Cameroon Sakio BikaUD122007-06-15IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator.
Win19–0Russia Sergey TatevosyanUD122007-01-26Retained WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight title.
Win18–0Ghana James Obede ToneyTKO8 (12), 2:492006-09-15Retained NABF, NABA & WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight titles.
Win17–0Denmark Lolenga MockUD122006-05-16Retained WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight title.
Win16–0South Africa Andre ThysseUD122006-03-24Retained WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight title.
Win15–0United States Donnell WigginsKO2 (12), 2:532005-12-02Retained NABA Super Middleweight title.
Win14–0Egypt Kabary SalemTKO8 (12), 3:002005-09-16Won vacant NABF & vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight titles.
Win13–0United States Jose SpearmanKO8 (12), 2:132005-06-03Retained NABA Super Middleweight title.
Win12–0United States Donny McCraryKO4 (12), 2:102005-04-21Retained NABA Super Middleweight title.
Win11–0United States Christian CruzTKO12 (12), 2:182005-03-18Won vacant NABA Super Middleweight title.
Win10–0Canada Carl HandyTKO4 (12), 2:092005-02-19Won vacant NABF Light Heavyweight title.
Win9–0South Africa Dingaan ThobelaTKO4 (8), 1:222004-12-03 
Win8–0United States Norman JohnsonTKO2 (6), 1:192004-11-01 
Win7–0Canada Willard LewisTKO3 (8), 3:002004-10-30 
Win6–0United States Rico CasonTKO2 (6), 2:432004-10-16 
Win5–0United States Tyler HughesTKO3 (6), 2:462004-07-24 
Win4–0United States Zane MarksTKO1 (4), 2:352004-04-24 
Win3–0Canada Jean Pascal ServiceKO1 (4), 1:482004-03-20 
Win2–0United States Darin JohnsonTKO1 (4), 2:502003-12-20 
Win1–0United States Robert MuhammadTKO2 (4), 2:052003-11-22Bute's professional debut.