Lucian Bute vs. Kabary Salem

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2005-09-16 : Lucian Bute 167¾ lbs beat Kabary Salem 172½ lbs by TKO at 3:00 in round 8 of 12

  • Vacant NABF Super Middleweight Title
  • Vacant WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title
  • Judges scoring: DeCarufel (69-64), Boodhoo (69-64), Woodburn (68-65) - all for Bute at the time of stoppage
  • Time of stoppage: 3:00
  • Weights: Bute 167.75 lbs, Salem 172.5 lbs


  • Salem came in 5.5 lbs over the weight limit, and was therefore not eligible to win the NABF and WBC Continental Americas titles.
  • Salem down in round 8.
  • Salem indicates that he no longer wishes to continue at the end of round 8.
  • First and only time in his career that Salem is stopped.
  • NABF title had been vacated by Scott Pemberton.
  • WBC Continental title had been vacated by Eric Lucas.

Preceded by:
Pemberton vs. Camlin
NABF Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 36
Succeeded by:
Bute vs. Toney