By: Anthony Whitby
Saturday night we saw a clean solid and legitimate title bout between arguably the number and number two in the super middleweights in the division. I am not on the Lucian Bute bandwagon, stating that he is the ”Uno” nor the “Dos” at 168lbs but he is a solid “tres”.
It took a two year long tournament to allow the smoke to clear and left one man standing in the room in Andre Ward only to have a Romanian-Canadian to be awaiting his door step the question will be if the S.O.G. will answer the call.
As it appears the Golden Boy slide onto SHOWTIME is becoming more prevalent and it seems only fitting that Bernard Hopkins would be calling out Lucian Bute. I wonder if that is more likely than Andre Ward traveling to the country up north.
As for the final bout of the Super Six Tournament I scored it 117 to 111 for bay area warrior.
I loved how tuned into reality Carl Froch was after the fight he was accurate about having an “off night” even his ring entrance seemed more bland and dry would in turned mimic his performance.
I pretty much saw the best Andre Ward I have seen to date and he worked the balance between offensive and defense beautifully.
Froch’s game plan of winging off shots from the get go seemed ineffective and Ward had the proper remedy to counter the Nottingham fighter.
For those who play the pound for pound game and sure will slurp all over this win I just hope they realize the kid from the stack reppin Oaktown should bump the place of where you had Nonito sitting… right?
My last words on this is that many believe that the fight game is moving towards more globally and even in America more towards a Latino demographic. However, it bodes very well to see Andre Ward succeed not only as an American in a division more known to be ruled by European fighters but maybe we have the next great African American fighter who in contrast is much different than the predecessor in Lil Floyd.
Folks I know I am chopping up the column but in due time you see or rather hear why so until next time Happy Holidays I am out