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?
They just have a showcase fighter they have a lot invested in in Ward and need to get involved at 168. The flip side to that rumor is that they're trying to work out Kessler-Froch 2 which HBO would also pick up. So that gives 4 168lb guys getting HBO exposure to be potential Ward opponents.