Bute vs Froch

No Easy Way Out

Capital FM Arena Nottingham on Saturday 26 May 2012.

Carl Froch’s IBF World super middleweight title fight with Lucian Bute at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on May 26 is racing to a sell-out after over 5,000 tickets were sold in the first 48 hours.

The Cobra aims to become a three-time World Champion when he faces the unbeaten Canadian, who is making the tenth defence of his title. Froch is fighting in the UK for the first time since beat Andre Dirrell in the Super Six opener at the same Arena in October 2009.

Tickets went on sale at 2pm on Monday when Froch and Bute came face-to-face at a press conference at the venue, and the demand for the hottest ticket in town was instant, with a huge queue forming at the Arena, and the phones and website were hot with fight fans snapping up the seats.

Inside the first two days over 5,000 tickets for the fight in the 9,000 seat Arena were sold, and promoter Eddie Hearn expects the fight to be sold out in the next few days.

To view an exclusive video message from Carl ‘The Cobra’ Froch on our YouTube Channel, click here!

The IBF Super Middleweight World Title fight will see ‘The Cobra’ fight in his hometown for the first time in three years. And this time it will be for the chance to become a three-time World Champion.

Bute is the undefeated IBF king and his meeting with Froch will be the 10th defence of his crown in his 31st professional bout.

Froch’s return to the Capital FM Arena Nottingham as a local boy is guaranteed to draw in big crowds. “The fairy-tale story of Carl fighting in his hometown, has always been the dream”, said Eddie Hearn, promoter of 34-year-old Froch, ”We appreciate that the event will sell out in weeks, so we urge fight fans to get their tickets quickly.”

Click here to view the official Press Release from the Press Conference held at the Capital FM Arena on Monday 19 March 2012.

More information is available on Interbox's website