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'Warrior' Froch will beat Bute - Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson has spoken of his admiration for Britain's Carl Froch, describing the former WBC super-middleweight champion as a "warrior".

Froch, who surrendered the WBC crown to Andre Ward in his most recent bout, has been showered with praise for facing a series of high-quality opponents over the last few years.

Although he has two losses on his CV - against Ward and Mikkel Kessler - those came in contests with some of the most feared names in the 12 stone division.

Froch will fight in front of a hometown Nottingham crowd when he meets unbeaten IBF king Lucien Bute during May - and Tyson is backing the Englishman to triumph in style.

Asked by Metro which boxers he admires, Tyson said: "Your guy Carl Froch. He's not the most gifted but it will take a very skilful man to beat him. He will beat Lucien Bute."

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