Lucian Bute becomes IBF (International Boxing Federation) World Champion with a TKO victory over then-current Champion, Alejandro Berrio (Columbia). The match took place at the Bell Center in Montréal, Québec, Canada.
Lucian Bute returns to fight in Romania, his 8th World Title defence vs mandatory challenger Jean-Paul Mendy (France). Lucian stops his challenger with a KO and wraps up his dream to fight in his home country and defend his World Title. The event took place in Bucharest, Romania.
Lucian Bute travels to United Kingdom after 9 consecutive World Title Defences. Challenger, Englishman Carl Froch, surprises Lucian with a win by TKO. This ends his 5 year reign as IBF World Champion. The fight took place in Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Lucian Bute moves up in weight class to fight fellow Montréaler, Jean Pascal. In front of a record crowd of 22,000 people at the Bell Center, Pascal wins a unanimous decision over 12 closely contested rounds. The event was billed the highest grossing fight in Canadian boxing history.
Lucian Bute challenges new IBF World Champion, James DeGale. Despite a tremendous effort, Lucian loses his challenge. The event was the 1st ever boxing match to take place at the new Videotron Center in Québec City, Québec, Canada.
In an effort to regain a World Champion Title, Lucian Bute travels to Washington DC, USA, to challenge WBC ( World Boxing Council) World Champion, Badou Jack. After 12 rounds of a highly disputed contest, the judges declare the fight a draw.
Lucian Bute challenges fellow Québec fighter Eleider Alvarez in an elimination fight to become mandatory challenger to the light-heavyweight WBC World Title. Despite a good start, Lucian Bute loses by KO. The event took place at the Videotron Centre, Québec City, Québec, Canada.