Andre Ward will NEVER be beaten says Froch
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten talent Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) is one day away from imprinting himself on boxing history with his fight against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
By beating Kovalev, Ward will capture the #1 pound-for-pound spot in boxing, as well as Kovalev’s three 175lb division straps. Former Ward victim Carl Froch, who is now one of the talking heads for Sky Sports, says that Ward WILL NEVER BE BEATEN in his career.
I have to say that I totally agree with Froch. It’s nice that the 39-year-old Froch is giving credit all these years later since he was whipped by him in 2011. It’s better late than never.
Kovalev is going to have a real tough time on Saturday night trying to land his big shots against Ward in their fight on HBO pay-per-view. Kovalev likes to throw with a lot of power. Those type of guys don’t do well against Ward, because he takes advantage of the big punchers by making them miss. They eventually have to take the power off of their shots in order to connect with anything.
Froch said this to skysports.com about his thoughts on Ward being invincible:
“I think he will eventually get to that level where he is unbeaten and is pretty much unbeatable, so people will back the likes of Kovalev or Golovkin to hope that Ward gets beaten. But I don’t think he ever will be,” said Froch.
I totally agree with you, Froch. Ward is unbeatable, and I think there’s going to be a lot of pressure for the likes of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and other talents to face Ward so that they can find someone that will give him his first loss. I’m not holding my breath waiting for GGG to move up to 175 to fight Ward, because I don’t see it happening for at least three to five years. By that point, Ward will be in his last 30s and Golovkin close to 40.
It’ll still be an interesting fight, but I suspect that it won’t be anywhere near as interesting if Golovkin would move up right now and take the fight. Ward is ALREADY unbeatable. I don’t know what you’re talking about, Froch. The last time I checked, Ward is 30-0, which means he hasn’t been beaten. Kovalev is next guy that Ward will be adding another win to his win column fighting. After Kovalev is out of the way, the only guys left for Ward will be these fighters:
Joe Smith Jr.
I would like to think that some of the super middleweights would want to move up to 175 to try their hand at beating Ward, but I’m not sure we’ll get any takers. Never the less, I would have to add these 168lb fighters that could potentially move up to fight Ward once he’s cleaned out the 175lb division of opposition:
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Despite giving Ward his props for being the best fighter in the 175lb division, Froch still appears to be in denial about his loss to Ward in 2011, when the two of them were fighting in the finals of the Super Six tournament. Froch says that Ward really didn’t hit him, and that he was only one round behind on the scorecards. Froch doesn’t think he was outclassed. I saw the fight, and I must say that Froch was ABSOLUTELY outclassed by Ward in losing a 12 round unanimous decision.
The judges scored the fight 115-113, 118-110 and 115-113. As far as Gilfoid is concerned, the two 115-113 scores were oddball scores. The judge that scored the fight 118-110 appeared to have his eyes open and get the fight scored correctly, because that was by far the more accurate score of the bunch.
I don’t know what fight the two judges were watching that scored the fight 115-113, because it sure as heck wasn’t the one that I was watching. Ward came into the fight with a fractured left hand, and yet he was still able to dominate Froch with jabs in winning a very one-sided fight. The only reason Froch won any rounds was because Ward eased off on the gas pedal in the championship rounds due to him being so far ahead and seemingly being so far ahead. Gilfoid doesn’t blame Ward for backing off in the later rounds, because he had the fight won, and he didn’t need to take any risks by putting himself in harm’s way by taking chances.
Froch was swinging for the fences by that point in the fight due to him being so far behind on the scorecards. Froch needed a knockout, and he knew he needed a knockout. Ward wasn’t going to take chances with the win in the bag. He just needed to play out the fight to the 12th and he would be crowned the Super Six tournament champion, which is what he did.
“He didn’t really hit me, I didn’t hit him and I lost 115-113 on two of the cards but people were saying I was outclassed. I was one round behind a draw, so how can they think that?” said Froch about Ward.
This is so, so sad how Froch is blabbering about not getting hit in the fight. It’s painfully obvious from Froch’s red face and swollen nose after the fight that he’d been hit and hit CONSTANTLY by Ward in the fight. I don’t know why Froch can’t just come out and say what happened in the fight. Perhaps Froch has selective memory of the Ward fight that is clouding his mind. That happens sometimes with fighters. When they think back to a particular fight, they remember some things but not other things. I think Froch remembers what he wants to remember. Maybe Froch has his memory of the Ward fight mixed up with his memories of his fights against Yusaf Mack and George Groves. I wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what’s happened with Froch for him to say, “He didn’t really hit me” about his fight against Ward.
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