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Brian Magee to challenge IBF champion Lucian Bute

Brian Magee will challenge the undefeated Lucian Bute for the IBF super-middleweight title in Montreal on 19 March

Brian Magee's clash with undefeated IBF super-middleweight champion Lucian Bute has been confirmed for Montreal, Canada on 19 March.

The contest is in Romanian-born Bute's adopted home city and is the Belfast man's first fight outside of Europe.

Thirty-year-old Bute has a 100% record, with 22 of his 27 wins coming by knockout, while Magee has lost three times in his 38-bout pro career.

With strong local support, Bute has not fought outside Canada in five years.

In September, Magee, 35, made the first defence of his European title.

He stopped Armenian Roman Aramian at Dublin's National Stadium and it was then thought he might be pitched against Dimitry Sartison, the WBA champion.

see also
Magee to get crack at world title
01 Oct 10 |  Boxing
Magee impresses in Dublin victory
11 Sep 10 |  Boxing
Magee hoping for world title shot
01 Feb 10 |  Boxing
Magee crowned European champion
31 Jan 10 |  Boxing

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