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Lucian Bute vs Denis Grachev Nov 3rd

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@danrafaelespn: Announced today by InterBox: @InterBoxBute will return Nov. 3 vs. Denis Grachev (12-0-1, 8 KO) in Montreal. #boxing

Anyone know much about Grachev? Obviously a confidence building fight, but surely dropping down to that level won't hold him in good stead for a Froch rematch. The step up in class will be huge
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Boxrec has the fight listed as being at light heavy. I assume the Froch rematch is still at Supermiddle?

I've only seen Grachev against Sillakh, and from what I remember he looked very very crude. He kept coming forward and kept trying, but he lost pretty much every round till he caught Sillakh in the 8th. He doesn't look like the easiest opponent out there, as his pressure could unnerve Bute and he seems to have good power, but I expect Bute to close the show before the half-way mark. If he doesn't however, things could get very interesting.
Yeah, I agree. I actually thought Syllakh was coasting in there for the most part. He seemed content to be pretty minimalist in his output and take rounds mostly based on being consistent with his jab and letting the occasional right go, only to then get careless when he finally tried to let his offense go for a sustained period. Not to take anything away from Grachev but I really do think that Syllakh threw that fight away.

Not sure if Bute will stop him or not, depends on how he approaches the fight. Either way I'd be shocked to see Grachev pull off the upset(again..... :yep)
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