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MK

All boxers have injuries, staying with them, you don’t hear them whine about it. What I don’t get about you, is your inability to come up with a future for Ward, since the Lhw division, is deeply boring and Ward is above doing rematches against smw fighters. The featherduster, has three possible fights left, in his career, Bute, Pavlik and Stevenson (not likely). These are small fights.

Posted January 10, 2013 12:10 pm 


SREDMOND

How was Ward “at his best” he has a BAD shoulder? He had a BAD hand against Froch and he had LITTLE experience vs Kessler…Its EACH fighters job to get themselves in shape does Andre Ward need to train for them also? Loan them money or send them to AA meetins in Pavliks case? Giving Pavs a crack at the title at 168 is serious motivation for a fighter who is serious about getting back to the top if he beat Ward Pavlik would be right back on top… Ward should NOT have to apologize for being a BETTER fighter…

Posted January 10, 2013 10:49 am 


MK

I admire boxers, it is a dangerous sport, so Ward always had this bad hand?:) No good luck to the featherduster, its his team that won’t let him meet other fighters, on equal terms. Why would they want to take on Pavlik, when he is, so far from his best, at this point. All I am saying is, how are they going to make money, with Ward, in the future.

Posted January 10, 2013 9:17 am 


Joe

Sredmond you suck your a butt kisser of Hopkins who is the most overated fighter in history !!!!!

Posted January 9, 2013 9:30 pm 


SREDMOND

EVERYONE is interested in Andre Ward and the only way that Froch will remain a beltholder is IF he NEVER gets in the ring with Ward again… He was indeed tired, tired of getting punched in the face and outboxed by a guy with a bad hand for 12 FULL rounds… Ward is such a “feather duster” that he beat up and stopped the top LHW around and the guy who was favored to win the Super 6…. Airplane rides as an excuse for letting a man dominate you?? How sad is that?? Froch handled Glen Johnson because he was an OLD man prone to losing in a spirited fashion…All organizations that MATTER are on TEAM Andre Ward and being intractable is fine as long as you KNOW that the KING of 168 is not Cobra Carl or the Viking Warrior Kessler….Poor Froch was contemplating retirement after Ward schooled him…

Posted January 9, 2013 3:52 pm 


MK

When the featherduster gets well, or as well, as a cheater can get, he will realize that noone is interested in a paper champion. The big boys are getting ready to fight, not for a title, the orgs are deeply corrupt, but honour. When Kessler is done with Froch, I predict an easy 3 round fight for Kessler against the sleepingpill, in Las Vegas. Wards only genuin win is against a tired Froch. Ward, Bute, Dirrell and Stevenson remind me so much of eachother. Calzaghe would KO them all, within 3 rounds:) I still want to say a good thing about Ward, its just so impossible.

Posted January 9, 2013 3:08 pm 


SREDMOND

You clowns would rather see fighters boarding a jet than you would see them in the ring LOL!! Its more important that they rack up frequent flyer miles as opposed to getting in the ring and winning the damn contest… Andre Ward OWNS Froch and Kesslers SOULS, they know it in their bones.

Posted January 9, 2013 10:22 am 


SREDMOND

Tom, stop acting like a teenage girl who got more than one finger slipped into her twat, Ward is a FAR from a dirty fighter if ONE bout where some butts occurred marks you as a dirty fighter then 95% of boxers with more than 20 fights are guilty… Hopkins is of course a TOUGH ROUGH fighter who walks the line better than anyone as for PED’s give it a rest he has NEVER tested positive for anything aside from stubborness… I feel 0000000000000 sympathy for his YOUNG opponents who cannot subdue or stop this OLD fighter…I had slated Dawson to finally step up and knock him out but alas he was too soft and Hops had TOO much in the tank…. Its Andre Ward time and YOU had better get comfortable with that or start watching the bantamweight division.. Real men don’t gripe about tough fighters or fights

Posted January 9, 2013 10:17 am 


MK

Good luck to the featherduster, we have seen fighters coming back both as strong and weaker after shoulder injury. Lets hope he comes back,so we can see him fight huge fights against Pavlik, Bute and Stevenson. I can’t wait:) Weird world, Kessler seems to think that Froch deserves a rematch in Nottingham or London. So once again Kessler travels to meet a top smw fighter, away from home, like he did with Calzaghe in Wales. Honestly, I want the sleepingpill to get well, but I can’t find a single positive thing to say about him. Well, a paperchamp of the finest caliber. Get well Ward:)

Posted January 9, 2013 9:07 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

As a Romanian Bute is entitled to fight for the European title, which has just been relinquished by James DeGale. So how about the EBU calling for Bute & George Groves to contest the vacant title?

Posted January 9, 2013 6:35 am 


JamaltheNi&&er

They have no job Tom so they’re on the computer all day while Mama pays the bill

Posted January 9, 2013 12:24 am 


Tom

Notice how PEEJ and Sredmond are always posting together. Thats because there the same person.

Posted January 8, 2013 10:54 pm 


IfYouDontSeeItIDo

Junior- Ward ducking Bute (#0 P4P at the time) to face Dawson (#10 P4P at the time) is called ducking the Lesser Fighter to face the Better Fighter. Since I’m a fan of the BEST facing the BEST I applaud that type of ducking.

Posted January 8, 2013 10:20 pm 


PEEJ

So then you are not a Robert Duran fan then huh? He was a dirty fighter. And when you infight, heads will come together. And if I am not mistaken a foul is not a foul unless the ref calls it

Posted January 8, 2013 8:15 pm 


PEEJ

Bute is an overrated fighter like Jeff Lacy

Posted January 8, 2013 7:19 pm 


SREDMOND

Ward had just fought a GRUELING tournament while Bute was facing who? Edison Miranda an OLD Ward and Kelly Pavlik victim? Mendy? Bute was facing SOFT comp while Ward fought the best in the world…If you think that Bute is a BETTER fighter than Chad Dawson you are nuts the word on Bute was that he was NOT facing the best and when eh got in the ring with Froch he was BLOWN out, meanwhile Ward gave Froch a BOXING lesson…Trying to even insinuate that Ward ducked Bute is a JOKE…Bute is a good fighter but he was damn near knocked out by Librado Andrade even though he avenged in style…

Posted January 8, 2013 6:20 pm 


SREDMOND

When did I say that beating Hopkins made Dawson?? You attempted to inject that into the scenario the FACT is that Dawson has been the #1 or #2 LHW around for YEARS.. His win over Tomas Adamek is probably his best given the fact Adamek was a prime fighter and his titles at Cruiser… That UGLY win over Hopkins did not really budge the needle that much for me considering that Hops was 47 years old… Bottomline is that Ward did not just beat Dawson he dominated and stopped him, prior to that his only loss was to a Pascal…..Yeah Ward beating Dawson trumps Calzaghe beating a SHOT Roy Jones on points…. Dawson was a PRIME fighter

Posted January 8, 2013 6:12 pm 


PEEJ

First off when you are the Champion challengers come to you. You don’t go to them. Now his management got him hometowm fights in the super 6, whos fault is that to agree to all of that. The people who fought him. And the reason why is because they all felt that they could beat him. Well we all know how that turned out. And if my memory serves me correctly he fought Froch away from California meaniing it was not a home fight for him. Just becuase an American fighter is fighting in the states does not make it a home fight for him. Yall do realized we have more than 1 state right? And building a fan base and selling out in Oakland is good business move for whom ever said I wasn’t good at economics.

Posted January 8, 2013 6:09 pm 


Junior

Anyway sean, im off to bed

Posted January 8, 2013 6:07 pm 


Junior

Calzaghe beat Hopkins 4 years before Dawson did. So to use Dawson to further your argument for ward being better than calzaghe is pointless. Considering i beleive Roy jones to be one of the 2 greatest boxers/athletes of all time, i am forced to agree with you on jones

Posted January 8, 2013 5:35 pm 


Junior

Calzaghe fought the bulk of his bigger fights in manchester england, and some in london. Kessler is the only guy he fought in wales that stands out

Posted January 8, 2013 5:30 pm 


Junior

Calzaghe gets crap from american fans for his perceived avoidance of other guys, but he gets crap over here for his lack of fights on the road. I own a couple dvds on calzaghe where i learned of his self inflicted hand problems due to him not allowing anyone else to wrap his hands. He pulled out of a couple fights due to hand injuries. Anyway, old news. One thing i will say though is that Ward wasnt interested in fighting Bute after the super 6. Yes he was in rehab, but he could have secured the deal before froch got there. Instead he elected to fight Dawson. He could have cleaned out the division by taking the final scalp of a much hyped Bute, but he was unsure ……

Posted January 8, 2013 5:28 pm 


The Kingslayer

Andre Ward is the P4P King !!!

Posted January 8, 2013 5:23 pm 


SREDMOND

Calzaghe gets crap because there were HIGHER profile fighters plying their trade in the US Jones, Hopkins and he was fighting in Wales which is low profile by comparison.. When he decided to come fight these guys they were a combined age of 83 years old… Ward has ALREADY faced the TOP SMW’s around in their primes and defeated them when he BARELY had any experience…Calzaghe and Ward do not correlate, the Super 6 got him in the ring with the BEST the division had to offer and he performed that is ALL you can ask, and if that was NOT enough the TKOed the current LHW Champion in his prime AFTER Dawson called him out and dared tried to take what was Wards…. Made him QUIT….

Posted January 8, 2013 5:19 pm 


Junior

He said himself after the fight that it was tissue damage. The trouble is only Ward can silence his critics, you and me cannot. Calzaghe still gets crap over here because he only fought outside the uk 4 times.

Posted January 8, 2013 5:03 pm 


SREDMOND

The stories I have seen discuss a fracture, but be it a fracture, tissue damage or both he booked the win.. Excuses were NOT needed in an age of boxing where that is pretty much all you hear..

Posted January 8, 2013 4:55 pm 


SREDMOND

Your comment had balance whereas guys have been openly attributing his success to where he clashed with these guys… Froch would do better to prove he can beat Ward in a rematch and not worry about where it happens… The constants are two men, a ref, a ring and 12 rounds…If you are the better fighter you will prevail….

Posted January 8, 2013 4:54 pm 


Junior

Theres no sour grapes atall Sred. Ward is the man at 168lbs. Everyone knows it. I beleive he would beat any of his past oponents anywhere. But there are alot of critics who he could easily silence by taking a fight with Froch in the UK.He would get more exposure over here, more fans, and make plenty cash. win win for ward

Posted January 8, 2013 4:45 pm 


Junior

He didnt have a broken hand atall. He had tissue damage. Please utube the post fight press conference.

Posted January 8, 2013 4:35 pm 


SREDMOND

Calling Ward “the US Champion not the World Champion” is just MORE sour grapes.. You don’t become World Champion because of the soil you fight on its because of the fighters that you defeat… Kessler, Abraham, Froch and the rest ALL got their shot in the ring and they all LOST….Again this geography excuse is just a SAD attempt to try and make sense of the all out dominance that Ward has displayed relatively early in his career… Who cares where Froch fights? He is NOT the Ring Champion he is a minor beltholder who wants a second shot at the guy who won the Super 6 and beat him with a BROKEN hand….

Posted January 8, 2013 4:30 pm 


SREDMOND

The US is the BIGGEST stage and if Europeans don’t know who Ward is they can go to Boxrec and see he is the guy who beatdown Ward and Kessler while he had UNDER 30 contests under his belt…. The MOST prestigious belts in boxing KNOW who he is ie Ring Magazine, WBA, WBC whatever else is out there (IBF) is barely worth discussion and the man wearing that belt is an OLD Andre Ward scalp…. Ward is the BOSS of 168 and those foreign and domestic had BETTER get used to the Andre Ward era

Posted January 8, 2013 4:02 pm 


IfYouDontSeeItIDo

I COMMEND Chad Dawson for having the balls to go into the SHARK’S domain even though it didn’t end well for him as he was eaten up and SHREDDED into SMITHEREENS.

Posted January 8, 2013 2:48 pm 


IfYouDontSeeItIDo

SISSIES want the King to come out of the Castle while MEN kick down the DOOR and come TAKE what’s rightfully theirs.

Posted January 8, 2013 2:43 pm 


IfYouDontSeeItIDo

Ward has become a SHARK just as I FORESAW!!! He WON the Olympics away from home and he now the Kingdom of 168 is in Oakland, California. Anyone who DARE to want the Crown must MAN UP and try to overthrow Ward in his own Castle.

Posted January 8, 2013 2:40 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Okay there may well be a case for the champion defending in his home town. However why was the Ward/Kessler fight not in Denmark seeing as he was champion? I blaim over greedy promotors/managers for not getting there prospects fighting abroad in there early pro apprentiships & the Brit’s are the worst. We got a home town fight called Kevin Satchell who’s currenly undefeated British & Commonwealth flyweight champion after less then 10 fights. Ashley Sexton was another little feller who appeared to have to have the goods before coning up short. I believe that all Boxers should serve a sort of apprentiship on the way up & for fighters under 140Lb this should include sparing + contests in the likes of Thailand & Mexico. The expriance & exposure is invaluable & should be taken with open arms!

Posted January 8, 2013 12:55 pm 


SREDMOND

Stop the whining boxing is a ROUGH sport and with 20 fights he stopped Kessler who had WAY more experience had been in with Calzaghe…Butts were an issue in ONE high profile fight and guys wanna harp on that as the reason for Wards success… Froch never complained, he simply stated that he was basically too crafty a fighter… Kessler should have been ASHAMED that he let a then relative novice rough him up and pick him apart…Ward would beat Kessler if they fought on Mars, he can fight on the inside and the outside not one of these PUNK fighters that can’t adjust to the action in the ring…Pac Man and Marquez butt eachother almost everytime they fight its boxing and things happen when you are trying to take another mans head off….Ward is rough but FAR from a dirty fighter

Posted January 8, 2013 12:50 pm 


SREDMOND

Champions don’t have to accomodate deposed Challengers thats not how boxing works should Ward also accept less money in order to do something for Froch’s feelings?? AGAIN neither Froch nor Kessler travel much and they have MORE fights and MORE experience than Andre Ward…. Ward already beat these guys they have to come to him if they want to get a SECOND chance… The problem is NOT geography its SKILL Ward has not gotten a single hometown decision he is whipping these fighters going away and desperate fans of his foes are searching for and angle to detract…. Froch and Kessler were prime and Andre took them apart

Posted January 8, 2013 12:04 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

Ward’s never even bothered hopping over the border to Canada (perhaps he get’s homesick ). One solution if he was to fight Bute or Stephenson might be to stage the fight in Vancouver or Calgary which is roughly half way from Oakland & Montreal. Surely Ward can afford a flight & hotel room!

Posted January 8, 2013 11:52 am 


SREDMOND

Its about building a PPV presence and fanbase in the US NO ONE is getting rich fighting in Nottingham or Denmark… When Hatton and Khan wanted to get RICH and true Global exposure they fought in the states the ONLY division that is mired in Eastern Europe for exposure largely due to a COMPLETE lack of US interest in the DEAD HW division…The money is being made here and if Kessler and Froch would have beat Ward their stock would have skyrocketed but the problem is that Ward is 3x the fighter they are.

Posted January 8, 2013 11:31 am 


JamaltheNi&&er

So fighting in Oakland Ghettofornia is a good business decision, I can see you would get an F in Economics PEEJ

Posted January 8, 2013 11:10 am 


PEEJ

People need to stop with th Calzague talk he never fought any great or really good boxers in there prime. There is a reason why Froch and Kessler at one point at time said that they where not interested in a rematch. And let me correct myself be did beat Kessler in his prime and pimped slapped the fraud Jeff Lacy. And Ward has traveled out of Cali before. Though I would like to see him go over sees just to shut folks up. But in the Froch fight there where more Froch fans and in the Abraham fight Abraham had more fans. And Ward has never needed a home town decision or help from a ref so fighting in Cali building up a fan base is not wrong, it’s called good business sense

Posted January 8, 2013 10:53 am 


Anonymous

Kessler didn’t quit he got ruff housed by Ward, head butted and subsequently could not continue.

I ain’t saying that Ward has anything to prove but I wouldn’t call Kessler a quitter

Ward is clearly the best SMW out there and well up there in terms of p4p but I think there is room for a rematch with Kessler. I personally didn’t like how the first fight turned out even though Ward looked to have Kesslers number

Posted January 8, 2013 10:34 am 


SREDMOND

For all this talk about “fighting away” to explain Wards dominance go take a look at Kessler with 48 fights and Froch with 32 fights record..How many bouts have they EACH fought away?? Maybe 2 fights each?? 3 fights? Sorry to say Denmark and Nottingham are NOT the Mecca’s of boxing and the US is the BIGGER stage… Ward has only 26 fights and he is not even in his 30’s yet so he has time to do it ALL… Problem is that he pretty much cleaned out 168 absent a couple of names ie Dirrell… Who despite nods for his talent has not done much since being concussed… Ward is getting derided for being too much better than the rest out there…. Soon he will be at 175 being asked to travel to fight a NOBODY in some foreign country? He would be a fool, his fights are becoming more exciting so build a future PPV presence should be his goal..

Posted January 8, 2013 10:33 am 


SREDMOND

That is the DUMBEST thing ever… Ward has fought pretty much ALL the prime SMW fighters around and this silly knock about him not running overseas to fight guys he ALREADY beat is WEAK… This kid fought Kessler when he had around 20 bouts and whipped him something awful… Face facts Ward and Kessler cannot prove themselves by losing a WIDE UD and then getting TKOed by Ward… This is not Calzaghe fighting 40 year old versions of Hopkins and Jones… Ward made a PRIME LHW Champion QUIT, whereas Joe C is trying to live off beating Roy Jones who had been knocked out in succession by Tarver and Johnson??? and what beating a puffed up comebacking Tito is supposed to herald his return to the top?? GTFOH

Posted January 8, 2013 10:19 am 


SREDMOND

Calzaghe beat a WASHED up version of Roy Jones that nets him little credit beyond the obvious… Canelo beating that version of Shane Mosley gets him more cred because he is a YOUNG fighter and Shane never had been knocked out…He NEVER came close to destroying Hopkins thats why he was bouncing off the floor, ONLY won an S/D against a 43 year old fighter and did not want to fight a lucrative rematch, instead opting to face the shell of RJJ…

Posted January 8, 2013 10:12 am 


Anonymous

It was good Ward had a second opinion. fFghting with a tear in the shoulder could easily had finished his boxing career period! (Makes the situation worse before you know it you done to much damage and no matter how many operations you have its never the same prime example looks at professional Discuss javelin and shot putters :-(

Posted January 8, 2013 9:22 am 


Haimat

Ward is a talented fighter. He needs to fight away from home to prove himself.

Posted January 8, 2013 8:21 am 


God

Wishing you a speedy recovery champ. Go get ‘em tiger.

Posted January 8, 2013 8:04 am 


God

I crossed the line there. Sincerest apologies to Mr Ward and his family.

Posted January 8, 2013 8:00 am 


God

The Three Wise men came bearing gifts for the ugly little bastard in the manger

Victor Conte
Dan Goosen
Jack Reiss

Posted January 8, 2013 7:59 am 


God

Kenny Kost nearly put me in a graveyard.

Posted January 8, 2013 7:55 am 


God

And that’s the bottom line.

Posted January 8, 2013 7:45 am 


God

I heard it with thine own ears.

Posted January 8, 2013 7:42 am 


God

The Son of God is a liar. And that’s the bottom line.

Posted January 8, 2013 7:41 am 


skinnysteve

soggy will never be the same fighter and will be KO’ed if he is fool enough to step into the ring with Triple G

Posted January 8, 2013 7:33 am 


God

In short: He’s a c>nt

Posted January 8, 2013 7:30 am 


God

NO one likes him. Even his own mother Epiphany Marcia Desdemona Precious Juliet Battyfist Redmond III hates his guts too.

Posted January 8, 2013 7:28 am 


Caril+s the best

All I hear is a lot of talk.
The man hiding in Oakland and he will continue.
He only becomes king of 168 when he takes outside the United States and meetings either Kessler or Froch

Posted January 8, 2013 7:22 am 


SREDMOND

Correction Froch and Kessler

Posted January 8, 2013 7:07 am 


SREDMOND

Ward does not even have 30 fights he was wrecking Ward and Kessler before his career even went to the stratosphere… This “away” argument is an excuse because he already beat the top fighters around his division and the top LHW by KO.. He’s the Boss, The Champ, he had ducked no one or waited for them to be 40 years old… Face SOG is the KING at 168!

Posted January 8, 2013 7:06 am 


Marlow

Is he having surgery to make him less boring?

Posted January 8, 2013 6:25 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

Every past legend has travelled while defending there title’s. Just think Ali, Johnson, SRR, Monzon ECT. So to gain any credibiliy/legacy Ward’s gonna have to start getting his passport stamped a bit more frequentlly. He’s supposed to be a grade A champion, so it’s time to show some class!

Posted January 8, 2013 6:03 am 


PEEJ

Please Jones or Hopkins in there prime would tear Calzaghe up that is why Calzaghe wanted no part of them. Actually Jones offered Calzaghe a fight and he turned it down. Now stop that. Especially with Jones. Please stop that. Calzaghe is not in Jones league. Ok I didn’t say he wasn’t going to KO him, I thought he was myself but he was still throwing punches and they where hard punches so there was no need for the ref to stop the fight. Im a Calzaghe fan so I’ve seen many of his fights.

Posted January 7, 2013 11:15 pm 


PEEJ

Actually you learn more about boxing. I remember that fight and they both hit the canvas. Now I am not saying Calzaghe would not have won by KO but Mitchell was still firing punches back and the ref stepped in and stopped it. Rewatch it so you can come back and tell me that I am correct

Posted January 7, 2013 10:49 pm 


PEEJ

And Calzaghe would lost to Sugar Ray Robinson. Who cares what someone of the past would have done to someone of now. If thats the case Ali would be heavy weight champ. And also Calzaghe never fought anybody in there primes and he had to have the refs help in the Byron Mitchell fight

Posted January 7, 2013 10:30 pm 


PEEJ

Ward is already a HOF fighter and what he did to Kessler was just mind blowing the way he handled him. Only downfall on Ward is that he is injury prone

Posted January 7, 2013 10:14 pm 


Bennie

Thats Right ! Watch the Kessler fight and Ward proves he no better than Bernard

Posted January 7, 2013 9:54 pm 


Jersey

Wards a head butt artist. Another dirty fighter like Bernard Scamkins !

Posted January 7, 2013 9:54 pm 


largo

Ward is really, really good-he’s in Floyd’s level, IMHO but his opposition is not stellar…the only guy around his weight that can give’im a fight is Dirrel but if that fight takes place, my money is on the SOG because he’s mentally stronger.

Posted January 7, 2013 9:35 pm 


Anonymous

Hahahaha….”highly anticipated title bout against Kelly Pavlik”….thanks for making me laugh

Posted January 7, 2013 5:13 pm 


millwalllion

@Mick keep the posts coming pal

Posted January 7, 2013 4:52 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

I’ve heard the WBC have made Ward champion emeritas (a bit like the WBA super champ I guess) & up graded the Bika/Sjekloca fight to full championship status with Lucian Bute now #1 mandatory contender @ 168Lb.

Posted January 7, 2013 4:37 pm 


JamaltheNi&&er

Shoulder surgery doesn’t make your shoulder better than it was before just ask Jeff Lacy

Posted January 7, 2013 4:06 pm 


nemo

get well, Champ.

Posted January 7, 2013 3:42 pm 


IfYouDontSeeItIDo

God bless you SOG!!

Posted January 7, 2013 3:26 pm 


Dan

‘Highly anticipated title bout against Kelly Pavlik’… no.

Posted January 7, 2013 3:18 pm 



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