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Ward is The undisputed champ of the world in my eyes

Posted May 21, 2013 3:06 pm 


Mick the Marmalizer

One inch punch: I’m in 100% agreement with you there. Real champions tour there title’s.”Suger”Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali & Glen Johnson all did it, + the fact that Jack Johnson & latterly Brian Mitchell had to due to political issues doesn’t alter the fact that to be #1 in the World fighting abroad gains the respect that a true champion deserves!

Posted May 21, 2013 6:43 am 


Gonzo of Nazareth

Peej.. If Froch fought Ward in Portsmouth who would you consider had home advantage? lol. And need I remind you how many time Froch had to travel abroad during the Super Six? How many times did Ward travel abroad? And please don’t try and tell me that fighting on the road isn’t much tougher than always fighting at home because every statistic in the book will shoot down your argument before you’ve had a chance to finish your sentence. There’s a reason why Ward was grinning like a Chesire cat when he was informed than Fat Goosen had managed to grant him his wish of having all his fights at home you know.

When Froch had home advantage against Bute, Pascal, and Dirrell the referee came from a neutral country, and the referee was from a neutral country when he fought abroad against Abraham and Kessler too. However, see if you can guess which country the ref came from every time he’s fought over in the US? Ward has never, and I repeat NEVER, had a neutral ref during his tenure in the professional ranks. In fact, the ref has been a fellow American for every single one of his fights, which is a huge advantage for a fighter who is as dirty as he is and whose style is so reliant on utilizing excessive amounts of illegal holding to neutralize his opponent’s offensive output. If you look at the records of Europe’s top fighters you’ll see that it’s not uncommon at all for the referee to either A come from a neutral county when they have home advantage against a foreigner. In fact, it’s fairly common for the ref to be American when they’re fighting against American fighters too, including in big fights., whereas American fighters ALWAYS have American refs when fighting at home. And as you well know, it’s a very rare occurrence for America’s best fighters to travel abroad and put themselves at a major disadvantage like everyone else has to do, which means the deck is always stacked heavily in their favour all the time.. when they do they generally end up getting their asses kicked.

Posted May 21, 2013 6:16 am 


OneInchPunch

Ward might well be the No1 SMW…. but he never travelled to face the champion…. he never travelled outside the US in the super six, unlike Kessler, Froch, Abraham, Dirrell. Even Bute found his passport to travel and we all know what happened there… face of the matter is people will question Ward for his unfair advantage of only fighting in the US during the Super Six… whereas Champions travelled to face him… you can’t have it both ways, where it’s alright and expected for champions to travel to face him.. and now he’s a champion he expects fighters to travel to face him. THE WORDS HYPOCRISY and HYPERCRITIC COME TO MIND!! No this is why some fight fans question Ward and view him in a poor light!!

Posted May 21, 2013 5:55 am 


Mick the Marmalizer

All said & done Ward is the 100% #1 @ 168Lb & still holds the only belt that matters(RING MAGAZINE). The WBC promote there self’s as a non profit making organization & then provide a Micky mouse belt for every fight they sanction. Well done Andre!

Posted May 21, 2013 4:54 am 


Maracho

Its seems the WBC is simply on par to the IRS. I mean, how could Ward violate anything when he fought and defeated everyone put in front of him?

Posted May 21, 2013 2:04 am 


PEEJ

Ward is the best at 168 and at 175. You can complain all you want about home turf but he fought Froch in Atlanta I believe which is not home court advantage. They chose to fight Ward at home because they thought they could handle him which was farther from the truth. You do realize Ward was not favored at all to win the tournament. As a matter of fact Alfred the thrashing he gave Kessler he became the number one rated 167 pounder. And you don’t hear Jessler or Froch mention his name. That’s speaks volumes in its self

Posted May 21, 2013 12:50 am 


urone2

Protected By USA Corruption, If you get the chance to fight at home or away which would you choose. You are crazy to think that Ward would freely give up his home field advantage because some butt hurt fan thinks he should. I’m sure when some one else hold all of the cards and Ward has to go to their home town to fight it will happen, but right now Ward is the big dog in the yard and all of the alfa males that want his postion must come to him. Get over it, that the way it is and the way it has always been. Trying to put him down for being smart how dumb are you.

Posted May 20, 2013 10:26 pm 


Joshua

It’s crazy how people make fun of Ward when he is the only Champion who would fight anybody

Posted May 20, 2013 9:42 pm 


Stark

Ward, just keep doing your thing. A lot of us don’t care about those belts.

Posted May 20, 2013 8:30 pm 


Happyboy

Ward beat both Kessler and Froch convincingly in the ring wtf does the geographical location got to do with it. I would understand if he got home decisions but these were clear UDs. You just a hater and an idiot.

Posted May 20, 2013 8:28 pm 


one eye

Belt should be used wrapped around jose long fingers wrists and he is put on a donkey…scare da donkey …away into the sunset they go….go away jose!!!!

Posted May 20, 2013 8:23 pm 


Hidalgo

Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. The WBC has no obligation to hold your belt for you while you take a one-year recuperation for your injury. It’s not about what you didn’t or didn’t do Mr. Ward, it’s about what you can’t do. Get over it. Earn your title back when you are ready.

Posted May 20, 2013 8:18 pm 


Protected By USA Corruption

A real champion goes out there and takes on the biggest challenges. He does not hide in his back yard, with his hometown ref and judges. He does not fake injuries and sook when his titles are taken away. Kessler and Froch sell out stadiums on their own. Ward can’t sell out a 500 capacity church hall. When Ward beats the any Top 3 Super Middle away from home he will get more respect. He doesn’t deserve any at the moment. His style is a boring billy goat butter and that’s why no one watches him.

Posted May 20, 2013 8:06 pm 


Shane

A real Champion beats every opponent presented leaving no doubt who the better fighter is. Ward has done that. Why don’t you ask Froch or Kessler to do that with Ward? Because you know they can’t. Pathetic fanboys look for one scrap they feel they can criticize and cling to it bitterly. Then when that is gone that surely will find another scrap.

Posted May 20, 2013 6:55 pm 


Happyboy

Throw that worthless piece of in the bin. WBC bunch of mafiaso going around collecting protection money ” sanctioning fees ” from honest, hardworking folks.

Posted May 20, 2013 6:49 pm 


PEEJ

Congrats to Ward. The titles are only necessary if you are just coming up because they can take you to a different pay scale. The only belt Ward needs is the Ring Championship belt because he is the champion at 168. Congrats to Ward.

Posted May 20, 2013 6:28 pm 


Immigration

Yeah nice one Ward, now go and get a passport and prove you are a real champion.

Posted May 20, 2013 6:13 pm 


Fight Aficionado

Good for Ward taking a stand against the WBCriminals. No sanctioning fee for them.

Posted May 20, 2013 5:54 pm 


Brazilian Boxing Fan

Ward is the best Super-Middleweight in the world right now.

Posted May 20, 2013 5:35 pm 


rjack58

Chavez Jr will RUN from fighting WARD much faster than he was running from Martinez!!

Posted May 20, 2013 4:57 pm 


rjack58

The Super Middle Weight Champion of the WORLD has SPOKEN!

Posted May 20, 2013 4:56 pm 


myarse

As much as I hate Andre Ward, it’s good to see someone speak out against corruption when they see it. Basically Biko and Periban were supposed to cough up sanctioning fees thinking that they would get a shot against the “super champion”. Now instead one of them will BE the WBC champion and nobody will care, an own goal for Sulaiman.

Posted May 20, 2013 4:38 pm 


Anonymous

Belts don’t mean much these days……so who really loses out

Posted May 20, 2013 4:28 pm 


World title

Ward should fight the Winner of Froch v Kessler in the UK or Denmark, this is a must after the super six debacle, he will get respect from the Boxing fans if he does that.

Posted May 20, 2013 4:22 pm 


lightsoutOhio

Well said Prof Konje.

WBC is nothing more than dirty crooks. I hope FMjr and goldenboy can push Top Stink &WBC out of boxing to better this great sport.

Posted May 20, 2013 4:13 pm 


Prof Konje

Congratulations to Ward for having character! The WBC is a disgrace and continues to sink to lower levels. All boxing fans must know that it’s a matter of money and favoritism with the WBC. This is exactly the kind of behavior that is bad for boxing. Anyone with any backbone at all should throw away the worthless belt that the WBC has stolen from another boxer and gave to someone else.

Andre Ward is STILL and REMAINS the true super middleweight champion.

Posted May 20, 2013 3:28 pm 


Mma fighter

Ward best boxer in present time p4p best

Posted May 20, 2013 3:08 pm 


demigawd

Looks like we know what Chavez Jr’s next move is going to be.

Posted May 20, 2013 2:38 pm 


Boxinlova

WBC office rent is due..

Posted May 20, 2013 2:15 pm 



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