Bute retains title with 4th-round KO of Mendy
Lucian Bute of Canada retained his IBF super middleweight title
Saturday by knocking out Jean-Paul Mendy of France in the fourth
round at the Romexpo.
Romanian-born Bute’s left jab sent Mendy flying face down to the
canvas, where the Frenchman was counted out by referee Marlon
Wright at 2:48 in the fourth.
Bute (29-0) dominated the fight between the southpaws, handing
Mendy (29-1-1) his first loss.
It was Bute’s eighth defense of the title he won in 2007, but
the first time he fought in Romania since 2005.
Bute said he is ”proud I made Romania happy.”