Originally Posted by BeastsideBoxing
He's probably behind Ward and Dirrell in therms of speed. Froch's stance is more bothering, and Bute's deference is vulnerable to some of Froch's best shots.
Bute likes to plant his feet in a fairly wide stance & his primary means of defence is upperbody/head movement. He's good at slipping single shots but doesnt have the reflexes to avoid combinations & sustained attacks.
Froch was able to land so often because after he stepped in with his left foot Bute didnt readjust & ended up squared up. By not using much lateral movement Bute spent a lot of the fight going straight backwards & onto the ropes.