As the fight progressed, Bute continued to wilt. By the third round, Froch had him hurt bad and kept nailing him with hard clean punches. Bute recovered well in round four until the last 20 seconds when he was hurt bad once again. Froch continued the brutal assault and the fight was stopped by the referee in the early seconds of round five with Bute left battered against the ropes. Froch stated before the fight that Bute may have been "overrated" and he made him look it.
In other televised bouts on Epix, Carl Frampton (14-0) defeated Raul Hirales (16-1-1) by unanimous decision in their super bantamweight bout showing off his hand speed in the process. Highly prospected light welterweight Pier Olivier Cote (19-0) also won by TKO in round five over Mark Lloyd (15-6). Lloyd was knocked down twice in the bout with the first from a right uppercut and Cote kept on him after the second knock down until the referee halted the fight. Cote started off slow, but ended the fight strong.
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