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Bute KOs Andrade!

No controversy in the rematch last night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec Canada, as it was IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute who knocked out Librado Andrade in the fourth round to retain his title. Bute was in complete control from opening round, knocking Andrade's head back with fierce combinations. On the few occasions at which the fight was at close quarters, Bute wisely held Andrade to prevent him from working on the inside.

In the fourth round, Bute dropped the tough and rugged Andrade with a left hook. Andrade, who clearly wasn't hurt, rose from the knockdown. The bodyshot that Bute landed seconds later, however, was a completely different story. Andrade, practically paralyzed from the pain, stayed down for the count. Time of the KO was 2:57. Bute's knockout was not unlike other memorable knockouts produced by bodyshots, such as Roy Jones Jr's knockout of Virgil Hill, Bernard Hopkins' knockout of Oscar De la hoya, or even Floyd Mayweather Jr's knockout of Sharmba Mitchell.

The win for Andrade was quite impressive, taking into account that Andrade was known for his ironclad chin and had never previous been knocked out. Furthermore, the Bute that this commentator saw last night certainly deserves to compete in the Showtime Super Six Tournament. How about replacing Jermain Taylor with Bute??? Taylor at this point in time, having lost four of his last fight fights, should not remain in that tournament.

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