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October 17, 2012


Press Release: On Saturday November 3rd at the Bell Centre in Montreal, ex-IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute will take on undefeated Denis Grachev in a twelve-round fight to be televised live in the United States on WealthTV.  Bute, based in  Montreal, is 30-1 with 24 KOs.  This past May, Bute suffered his first career setback, getting stopped by Carl Froch.  Bute needs a win to set up the highly anticipated rematch with Froch.  But first he has to get by Grachev, who is from San Diego, by way of Chaykovsky, Russia and has a record of 12-0-1 with 8 KOs. Grachev is coming off the biggest win of his career, stunning highly touted and previously undefeated Ismayl Sillakh in  April.   Grachev also defeated two other previously undefeated fighters, namely Azea Augustama and Valdine Biosse.

WealthTV is coming off a three-card weekend that kicked off Friday with an IBF super middleweight elimination bout that saw Adonis Stevenson score a twelfth-round knockout over Donovan George.  Saturday saw a first-round knockout for David Price over Audley Harrison, topped off with 2008 Olympic Gold Medal winner James DeGale scoring a twelve round unanimous decision over Hadilla Mohoumadi.

WealthTV has previously announced that on October 27th,  American heavyweight Franklin “Yah Yah”Lawrence will take on  Dominick Guinn and on November 17th in a bout in what many are predicting a “Fight Of The Year “Candidate, WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria and WBA Flyweight champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez will do battle in a much anticipated unification bout.

Network president Charles Herring stated, “Our boxing staff is searching the world for the best upcoming and proven fighters.  We’re pleased to be delivering on our commitment to offering boxing fans the highest quality bouts free to WealthTV viewers without any premium channel like associated fee. We anticipate upwards of 40 to 60 live world-class boxing events on the network for 2013, a run rate we are currently achieving.”  

The Bute v. Grachev fight can be seen on Wealth TV nationally on Verizon FiOS TV channel 169 and 669 in HD, AT&T U-Verse TV channels 470 and 1470 in HD, along with over 100 cable systems across the country as well as on line viewing on numerous connected devices and via

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