Originally Posted by t.reznor
Bute-Rodriguez is the rumor that's going around... HBO to air it. Do you think HBO is pushing for this because they'd like A) for Bute to bump up his worth before the rematch, then B) showcase Froch destroying a counterpuncher in his backyard, and finally C) show the HBO audience that Ward can do a better number on this so called improved Cobra, this time in LV?
I think HBO is trying to get somebody for Ward later this year. Unless ward plans to move up they got to start showing 168 fights. Being this fights on HBO if I was Bute I would not be complaining to much about taking this fight with rodriguez, bitch some, but don't get to upset. I don't think HBO wants anything less then you an either ward or froch at the end of the year. Better it to be Ward, cause win or lose you still will get a payday fight with froch (re-match clause), an with a win, which I believe happens you got some bragging rights.
If the HBO fight happens I think it is better for bute