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Ward-Froch: Andre plans on dominating in the ring and letting Froch dominate in the tabloids

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (24-0, 13 KO’s) sees WBC super middleweight champion Carl Froch (28-1, 20 KO’s) as all mouth and he plans shutting it on October 29th in their Super Six tournament finals bout at the Boardwalk Hall, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Froch has been spouting off lately about his power being the deciding factor against Ward, but Froch’s power hasn’t helped him in any of the Super tourney fights. Froch is on a long dry spell between knockouts and it’s probably not going to end against the talented Ward.

“I think Froch likes to hear himself talk, except he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Ward said to thesun.co.uk. “Froch can dominate through his tabloids. All I want is to dominate the night of the fight. What he must understand is it looks totally different on the inside of those ropes than the way it looks on the outside.”

Froch is a lot like heavyweight David Haye with his tendency to talk himself up and then go out and disappoint. You can expect Froch to do most of the talking before the Ward fight and then come out and fall flat. You got to have much more than a big yapper to beat a guy with superior boxing skills like Ward, and Froch sadly doesn’t have the ability to compete with Ward on any level. The only area I can see where Froch is superior to Ward is in the roughhouse area.

Froch is excellent and making things rough, but that’s all I can see here. He’s too slow, his power is overrated and his defense is basically nonexistent. It’s too late for Froch to make changes in any of those areas before his October 29th fight against Ward, so Froch is on a crash course to getting schooled.

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