Five keys for Lucian Bute

After being knocked out by Carl Froch in May 2012, former super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute has fought only once -- an unconvincing victory against Denis Grachev in November 2012.

After a 14-month layoff, Bute (31-1, 24 KOs) will return to action to face former light heavyweight champion and fellow Montreal native Jean Pascal at their hometown Bell Centre on Saturday.

The fight will be Bute's second at light heavyweight and his first against a legitimate opponent in the 175-pound division.

Pascal (28-2-1, 17 KOs) is coming off two consecutive victories after losing his title to Bernard Hopkins in 2011.

Here are five keys for Bute against Pascal:

May the force be with you

Faster is better

Wait and seize

Memory counts

Don't think, just fight