|IBF Super Middleweight champion Lucian Bute (right) lands a punch on Glen Johnson at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Que., Nov. 5, 2011. (MATHIEU BELANGER/Reuters)
QUEBEC CITY - Lucian Bute retained his IBF super middleweight title with a dominating 12-round unanimous decision over Glen Johnson Saturday night.
Bute (30-0, 24 KO's) consistently punched better than the 42-year-old Johnson (51-16-2, 35 KO's) and successfully defended his belt for a ninth time, winning by scores of 120-108 from two judges and 119-109 from another.
The 31-year-old Bute, fighting in his home country again after a victory over Jean Paul Mendy in Romania in July, had his streak of six victories by a form of knockout ended.