Ward: Froch struggles when fighting outside of the UK
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA super middleweight champion Andr Ward says he has a pretty good idea why IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch is so determined to fight all of his fights in the UK. It’s because he was beaten twice when he left the UK to fight guys and he doesn’t want to have that happen again.
Ward said to thesun.co.uk “His Froch] record is 4-2 on the road and he’s undefeated in the UK so I know why he wants it here [in the UK]. Let’s talk about it if you’re serious or else just stop ringing my name up.”
Is Ward kidding? I doubt Froch and his promoter Eddie Hearn will stop mentioning Ward’s name. It’s the name to mention to get immediate attention from boxing and the media because Ward is the #1 fighter in the division. That’s not going to change just because Froch beat Mikkel Kessler last Saturday night.
Hearn is making a big deal about Froch having two titles and Ward having only one, but that doesn’t matter. It might as well be a paper title because it doesn’t mean anything other than Froch being the second best fighter in the division. For him to be the best he’s going to have to beat the best and that means he’ll have to beat Ward.
I do agree with Ward about Froch having problems when fighting outside of the UK. He lost to Ward and was beaten by Kessler in fights that took part outside of the UK. And if Froch had fought Andre Dirrell outside of the UK, I have a feeling Froch would have lost that fight.
Froch’s record in his last 7 fights is 5-2 with 3 of the wins coming in the UK. That means Froch is 2-2 on the road, not 4-2. Looks like Ward is giving Froch more credit than his record deserves in his last seven fights.