I pick Ward by decision Froch is a very durable fighter and also has pretty good boxing skills but to me he can’t out box or out think Ward I honestly thought he lost to Dirrell got some home cooking there. I think Ward will out box him to a unanimous decision but I also think Froch will have a couple good moments in the fight as well
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I like Andre Ward, he’s a Christian. Hard 2 go against that, but Froch is unpredictable. Ward by decision.
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Ward is gonna bust his ass. Fundamentallly he (Froch) makes a lot of mistakes… Ward’s gonna bust his ass by decision
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The bottom line is this. Carl Froch is a better fighter since the Super Six Boxing Classic began, but so is Andre Ward. Andre Ward will win by unanimous decision over Carl Froch in a hard fought battle.
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Ward UD. It will be close for the first 8 rounds, but Ward will take command and out-work Froch and bust him up in the late rounds. One question: Will the winner of this fight be in consideration for the 2011 Fighter of the Year?
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Anthony “Zute” George
I am not predicting a winner on this, just a sucessful night for boxing. I have no idea who is going to win the fight, but we all win on the night.
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“Ward wins a scrappy unlcear split decision”
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Richard Solomon “The Boxing Prophet”
Despite all the obstacles the tournament has faced, Kessler, Taylor and Dirrell all withdrawing because of injuries;postponements and a disqualification-Ward and Froch were the top two performers throughout, creating a credible finale.
Both have raised their profile. Ward is America’s last Olympic gold medalist (2004 Athens), but was without a world title or much notoriety when the tournament began. Now he has won the WBA belt and has successfully defended it three times.
Froch was virtually unknown two years ago, but now his rugged, fight-to-the-finish style has earned him fans in the United States.
Froch is a better boxer than given credit for, but his strength is his conditioning and ability to finish strong.
Ward is a technician who has great hand speed, reflexes, foot movement and defense.
PREDICTION:There’s no quit in either fighter, which should produce a competitive bout. I like Ward to win a close decision. The “BOXING PROPHET” has spoken!!!!!!
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