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Lucian Bute retains IBF belt with KO

Updated: March 20, 2011, 2:31 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- Hometown favorite Lucian Bute had warned for a week that Brian Magee would be a tougher opponent than people thought.

Bute was right.

Magee took punches, picked himself up off the canvas three times and kept fighting until Bute dropped him for good Saturday night with an uppercut 2:04 into the 10th round to retain his IBF super middleweight title.

"It was not an easy fight," said Bute, who improved to 28-0. "I hit him early but he has a very hard head.

"I hit ...

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