After Mikkel Kessler suddenly pulled out of the highly anticipated May 24th fight with Edison Pantera Miranda, it left Miranda wondering who would be his next opponent. Miranda has made it very clear that he will fight anyone, anywhere as long as the offer is somewhat reasonable, and he has backed this up. However, as of now, no one has stepped up to bat. So, Pantera is calling out Lucian Bute to step up and take the challenge. "I find it frustrating that I’m simply trying to fight the best in the world and no one will offer me a shot. I know many writers and fans think I talk a lot of trash, but at the end of the day I bring excitement into the ring. I am willing to fight the best out there and Bute is the champion of the world so I am asking him to be a man and fight me." Bute reportedly does not have a fight scheduled and is also looking for a voluntary defense of his title sometime near May. Miranda stated, "I am willing to go into his backyard and fight him. If he does not take this fight, than he is a coward just like Mikkel Kessler."