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    CANASTOTA, NY - JUNE 8, 2010 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today reigning, undefeated IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute will attend festivities planned for the 21st Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 10-13th.

“Lucian Bute is one of boxing’s most exciting and fan friendly champions,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “We’re looking forward to welcoming him back to Canastota.”

A native of Romania, Bute now lives and fights out of Montreal, Canada.  He turned pro in 2003 and in 2007 he scored an 11th round TKO over Alejandro Berrio for the IBF super middleweight championship. Five successful defenses over William Joppy (TKO 10), Librado Andrade (W 12, KO 4), Fulgencio Zuniga (TKO 4) and most recently a 3rd round TKO over Edison Miranda. Bute’s pro record stands at 26-0 (21 KOs) with wins over Sakio Bika and Donny McCrary.

The June 10-13th Hall of Fame Induction Weekend will feature over 20 exciting events including a banquet, Madison Square Garden night, parade, golf tournament, cocktail party and the official induction ceremony honoring the Class of 2010. Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony on Sunday, June 13th are light flyweight champion Jung-Koo Chang (South Korea), featherweight champion Danny “Little Red” Lopez (USA), manager Shelly Finkel (USA), referee / commissioner Larry Hazzard (USA), promoter Wilfried Sauerland (Germany), matchmaker Bruce Trampler (USA) and journalist Ed Schuyler (USA). Posthumous inductees will also be honored.

Over 40 boxing stars are scheduled to participate in weekend festivities. In addition to Bute, other stars slated to appear include Nino Benvenuti, Carmen Basilio, Tony DeMarco, Ken Norton, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, Angelo Dundee, Leon Spinks, Gerry Cooney, Lou Duva, Sergio Martinez, Robert Guerrero, Buddy McGirt and many others.

For more information on the Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Induction Weekend please call (315) 697-7095.
Hall of Fame Weekend, June 10-13th