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Jj B

IRS- well said my man,,,,,,,, well said.

Posted November 19, 2013 6:14 pm 


TARK

Sredmond’s analysis is nonsense as usual… Sred confidently predicted Matthysse would KO Garcia… Floyd would KO Canelo… Peterson would beat Matthysse… and Marquez would KO Bradley… WRONG every single time Sred.

Now he’s deciding that Golovkin is no better than Rodridguez, who never challenged for a World Championship before… Everyone knows Golovkin is one of the better fighters in the world except Sredmond.

Posted November 19, 2013 3:32 am 


IRS

Boxtra or what ever that means// Ive been reading this madness about Andre Ward, Andre is hard to watch and all that fouling and head ramming is just a reck. Andre Ward’s division has nobody worth much. Ward may be the best person today at that wt div but its a weak one and surely not worth a P4P listing. I watched his last fight against a guy whom Ive never really even heard of. The fight was horrible and not much display of any skill worth bragging about. Ward fights names that nobody cares about.

Posted November 19, 2013 12:43 am 


Hidalgo

“Stop the biatching and bellyaching.. the only one fighting dirty from round 1 through round 12 was the Mexican.” – What Mexican? Rodriguez is Dominican.

Not only that, Ward did is fair share of dirtiness too. He continually used his elbows and forearms to push down on the back of Rodriguez’s head. He hit Edwin with a number of low blows. He repeatedly wrapped one or both arms around Rodriguez and held him, or locked Rodriguez’s glove under his arm pit–he did this a lot when the ref was on the opposite side of the arm he was locking up. He was leading with his head. Often.

Ward is more slick than many fans realize. That’s why he doesn’t get called for a lot of the fouls that he commits–he’s just better at doing them without being caught.

Ward also clearly outboxed and outfoxed Edwin Rodriguez. But he was no angel on Saturday night.

Posted November 19, 2013 12:00 am 


Boxtradamus

And that’s why personality doesn’t get you the WIN. SKILLS get you the WIN. Personality is irrelevant or else Hulk Hogan would be HW CHAMP of the World.

Posted November 18, 2013 8:11 pm 


deepwater152

ward good fighter. boring fighter. dont get him mad he might frown at you. after he wins he still will frown on you. the personality of a shoe

Posted November 18, 2013 8:09 pm 


Ike

Ward is a tremendous talent and is definitely #2 P4P. Anyone who doesn’t recognize that simply does not know what they’re watching. I’m sorry your heroes Froch & Kessler looked useless against him. Nonetheless, Ward is a beast.

Posted November 18, 2013 2:36 pm 


Fight Aficionado

“Stop the biatching and bellyaching.. the only one fighting dirty from round 1 through round 12 was the Mexican.” – What Mexican? Rodriguez is Dominican.

Posted November 18, 2013 2:03 pm 


Haimat

Watching paint dry – Watching Ward fight, that is the question?

Posted November 18, 2013 3:49 am 


wont leave california

ward is absolutely useless, overrated, boring, refuses to take his show on the road. biggest fraud there is.

Posted November 18, 2013 2:31 am 


Prof Konje

Ward easily beat Rodriguez just as he has with all 168 super middles. I don’t understand why some people just refuse to give him credit for his skills and his wins. Please don’t mention GGG and Ward. Ward will very easily outbox GGG who is very good at fighting 154 pound guys. If I were in the Light Heavy division, I would be very concerned about Ward coming north a couple of pounds and whipping some A**.

Posted November 18, 2013 12:16 am 


Edgar Guevara

Ward is phony.

Posted November 17, 2013 10:49 pm 


Mick

I like to watch Andre Ward. I liked the fight with Froch. I liked the fight with Kessler. I liked the fight with miranda. I liked the fight with dawson. I liked this fight. To me he isent boring at all. Something that i find fascinating is that he can be quite defensive minded, while stalking. I like the variation, the short quick punches, and most of all i like the composure – its allways there. To me some of the best i’ve seen froch was his round 9 with Ward – what he does is bringing guys out of their comfort zones – some times it pure art, and sometimes somebody, like froch actually try to fight his way out of it. Thats great. I like that.

Posted November 17, 2013 7:53 pm 


badger

ward is a holder/head butter. lil Hopkins.

Posted November 17, 2013 7:23 pm 


Patrick2

No, we give Ward credit for his gold medal and handily beating everyone in the Super 6, and cleaning out the 168-pound division.

Posted November 17, 2013 6:14 pm 


DoNavan

Ward is a mess to watch. horrid

Posted November 17, 2013 5:03 pm 


Haimat

SREDMOND, Ward beats GGG 99 times out of 100. He’d probably get GGG up to 175 and outhustle him, hit and hold, like he does every time. He’s the smaller version of Wladimir Klitschko. Hit and hold on for dear life. Hit again. Mostly at home in Oakland :)

Posted November 17, 2013 4:29 pm 


Chambers

Ward is Worthless. You goofballs give this guy credit for beating a nobody like Edwin, give me a break

Posted November 17, 2013 4:08 pm 


left hook

see that chipmonk devon alexander he got 2 gift decisions at home

Posted November 17, 2013 3:48 pm 


left hook

SREDMOND – anyone can look good fighting in their home state in there own country, lets see ward against winner of froch fight in London and see if ward is for real, in England.

Posted November 17, 2013 3:46 pm 


Anonymous

the days of the best fighting the best are long gone,as seen last night with ward beating a d level fighter.

Posted November 17, 2013 2:12 pm 


Hidalgo

SRedmond, I’d like to see Ward step up to the light heavyweight division which is really where he belongs right now. After all when he fought Dawson he weighed 176 lbs. and last night he weighed around 180 against Rodriguez. Ward has proven all he needs to prove as a super middleweight. Time to move up and kick some butt in another division.

Posted November 17, 2013 1:52 pm 


1-2

SRedmond- Not sure where the soft came from, He was the 178 Gold Medalist! 13 lbs over his fighting weight in the amateurs. Maybe cause he got dropped by Darnell Boone who is at the time a tough fight for anyone at 168. Either way, hes here to stay and has HOF written all over him. Haters enjoy!

Posted November 17, 2013 1:47 pm 


SREDMOND

1-2, when he beat up and got agressive with Edison Miranda I started going hmmmmmmmm? The rap on him used to be that “he was soft” but once he started beating up and manhandling these fighters he became “too hard”….. Guys last night will pretend that Rodriguez was a choir boy looking to box from the outside where he was getting murdered… Meanwhile those who actuall watched the bout saw him try and overpower Ward only to fail and then lose EVERY round..

Posted November 17, 2013 1:20 pm 


1-2

@SRedmond- I knew Ward was special the first time I saw him! Hes from my area and I’ve seen him box since his amateur days. I’ve met him a couple of times and he’s as cool as anyone you meet on the street and he has a big future no matter what his nay sayers think.

Posted November 17, 2013 1:05 pm 


SREDMOND

As it pertains to Ward a lot of guys are still suffering from what I will term
“Kessler and Froch Syndrome” they had it in their heads that Ward would either lose to or be challenged by these boxers… When he badly dominated them SOUR GRAPES ensued suddenly it was “the ref” “the state” “the country” and all manner of whining… I had no idea Ward would turn out to be as Great as he has become but the truth has been shown OVER and OVER his results are setting him apart against TOP fighters not the DREGS of his weight class or even above, Dawson was lineal Champ at 175 and had never been stopped Ward dusted him and made the man QUIT in the 10th… If Golovkins team is foolhardy enough to take him out of the kiddie pool he will get walloped, he’s NOT fast enough, strong enough or skilled enough to win and then the only question will be WHATS THE EXCUSE???

Posted November 17, 2013 12:56 pm 


SREDMOND

Haimat, you clearly did NOT watch last nights fight or choose to ignore Rodriguez coming in like a MAD MAN from the get go… As far as “forcing guys down in weight” I’m just gonna cut to the chase and call you either I’ll informed OR a liar (take your pick) Rodriguez fights at 168 and his failure to make weight is a knock on him NOT Ward he wanted to win all the marbles at 168 and could NOT cut it… As for Dawson we have CONCLUSIVE video of him calling out Ward at 168 after he beat Old Man Hopkins and then when he got destroyed the excuses FLY… Golovkin would lose because he’s NOT a guy fighting at Wards level in terms of competition and certainly NOT skills.. Clearly you DONT believe on GGG vs Ward because you are making excuses and booking the loss before a bouts even signed….
Ward had to deal with the roughness of Bika, and Rodriguez yet he overcame and dominated whereas guys are whining in advance because the KNOW that Andre Ward is NOT Stevens, Ishida, Ouma or Rosado… I seriously doubt GGGs peeps put him out there for SOG anytime soon, that’s why he wants WW’s who can outbox but not hurt him…

Posted November 17, 2013 12:43 pm 


1-2

@Haimat – Rodriguez was for his whole career a 168 fighter. And Dawson called out Ward after his fight on HBO. So throw that theory out the window

Posted November 17, 2013 12:41 pm 


Haimat

Ward is winning but his fights are close to unwatchable. He’s hitting and holding worse than Ruiz. Terrible to watch. He’d beat GGG the same way. He’s a master at winning fights. Gets bigger guys like Dawson and Rodriguez to boil down in weight until they’re as slow and weak as they possibly could be. Great pro fighter. I don’t see anyone beating him. Especially not GGG.

Posted November 17, 2013 12:30 pm 


SREDMOND

Worse than Rodriguez..

Posted November 17, 2013 12:04 pm 


SREDMOND

Golovkin would likely look worse against Rodriguez because he’s not gonna have that extra muscle to keep him up for the night..GGGs resume is littered with recycled 154 pounders he’s gonna be facing a STRONG full 168 pounder who has banged with plenty of bigger sluggers… GGG cannot compete with the handspeed, Stevens exposed his deficits in spots I hope that fight somehow happens Golovkin would be made to look like a RANK amateur…Terrible matchup for Golovkin…

Posted November 17, 2013 12:03 pm 


T22

Ward is the second coming of Sven Ottke no doubt about it. His style is effective but not fan friendly enough. I respect how he goes about his business but sorry I can only watch highlights.

Posted November 17, 2013 12:00 pm 


SREDMOND

Wards detractors are selling the WEAKEST excuse for his success I have EVER heard. “the country he fights in” they treat the US like the Krypton Sun for his opponents when the HARD TRUTH is that SOG easily beats ANY fighter from 160-168 it’s not even realistic to suggest otherwise… The guys 27 bouts into his career and the amount of quality in his resume trumps most guys by a countrymile…Wards getting meaner and seeking to hurt his opponents even more, Froch Stevenson and Especially GGG coming from 160 wants NO parts of this fighter…

Posted November 17, 2013 11:55 am 


PEEJ

So basically your country is selling itself to China. lol

Posted November 17, 2013 11:31 am 


Gus

Ward beat a man who has no good boxing technique.

Posted November 17, 2013 9:47 am 


left hook

ward wins in Califoria again what a shocker, american boxing is a joke even the amercians realise and are following the NFL, NBA and a host of american sports. anyone worth anything in the sport of boxing ought to seriously start looking to China to pay the bills. The chinese have real money not pretend debt money like USA, we in UK, England already to sell toil roads to China power generation and electricity poduction to China .

Posted November 17, 2013 9:20 am 


impacted

Thank God for the fact we live in a democratic system where i have the freedom to avoid ever watching Ward fight. I appreciate a Floyd Mayweather as much as anybody, but Ward is almost impossible to endure.

Posted November 17, 2013 9:18 am 


mega dittos

Hopefully this boring bum takes another 14 mo off.

Posted November 17, 2013 8:51 am 


cotto shines

Ward is right on top of everyone he fights. He doesn’t dance or run.
Ya,it’s boring at times,but he thoroughly puts ass whoopins on guys.
SOG IS A TOUGH SOB.
Boring,cuz he’s too dominant.

Posted November 17, 2013 8:28 am 


spartacrust

I think ward is a great boxer but has terrible fights, so boring to watch.

Posted November 17, 2013 7:52 am 


TonyG.G.Galento

Another dirty holding, grabbing, butting fight by Ward, another Hometown fight for Ward…the fraud!

Posted November 17, 2013 7:27 am 


slim prickman

the sooner people realize that boxing is no longer the great sport it once was the better.

Posted November 17, 2013 7:25 am 


Happyboy

GGG is no Curtis Stevens better get your facts right.

Posted November 17, 2013 7:24 am 


Happyboy

Bring on GGG so he can be ” GOING!GOING!GONE!

Posted November 17, 2013 7:23 am 


third world

golovkin can beat ward.ward is talented,has the best jab i have ever seen and is a dirty fighter and then says edwin rodriguez is dirty? ha! something stunk from the beginning when dude came in @ 170-171 0r whatever.alot of stuff happens behind the scene’s of big time boxing. with a rehydrate clause that was put in effect after the weigh in rodriguez looked drain and weak.andre was going to win either way.nope,i’m not buying andre ward as the #2 p4p fighter in the world. wide stance,hold and hit style, head using,the guy gets away w/murder.he really should consider mma.say what you want,but bring on golovkin.it would be a very interesting fight.i would take golovkin.

Posted November 17, 2013 7:17 am 


Boxer

Louisrocco- remember andre cleared out a whole division think about it a whole division, in his division he already fought and beat his pacman and all comers ducked no one, hasn’t even lost more than 2 rounds in his past 6 7 fights I believe, andre can do more than Floyd can in the ring ain’t no question about that!

Posted November 17, 2013 6:08 am 


Fight Aficionado

BoxRetard every single poster at ESB predicted Ward by UD. Go pay a hooker for a blowjob since you obv need attention and can’t get it from women.

Posted November 17, 2013 4:39 am 


Edwin Rodriguez

Andre Ward was Dirty Fighter!

Posted November 17, 2013 4:09 am 


Boxtradamus

Just ss I predicted!!! I am the GREATEST Fight Prophet ever born!!!!

Posted November 17, 2013 3:46 am 


Anonymous

crowd of 20-30? you’re being generous.

Posted November 17, 2013 3:34 am 


GaryintheBronx

Andre Ward is a SUPERHERO!!! Looks like Edwin spent his running, strategy and conditioning time talking way too much trash about drug testing. Ronnie Shields should issue a public apology to Ward for questioning his Leadership because sometimes eating crow, as unpleasant as it may be, is the first thing you can do to regain fan’s respect. When Joe hosts Ronnie on his show again and Ronnie does anything short of praising Andre’s choices, performance and total victory, I for one will skip through the Shields’ segment from here on out. Ward re-certified his number 2 PFP status but the money gap is tremendous. Ward has beaten Froch so some sort of catch-weight HBO/Showtime PPV between Mayweather and Ward in late February at 155 would be a classico fantastico!

Posted November 17, 2013 3:24 am 


WHAT!?!

Seriously impressive performance by Ward. His low blows were accurate. His hits behind the head were with precision. He landed a laser like lead head butt repeatably. Whenever he got touched, he would hold on for dear life. While holding, he would hit with the other hand. Afterwards he hypocritically tried to blame Rodriguez for fighting dirty. He lies and is dishonest. Seriously impressed by that performance. What a Christian role model he is to fair play in sport. How can you not like the guy? I also enjoyed the massive cheers from that crowd of 20-30.

Posted November 17, 2013 3:20 am 


Anonymous

Rodriguez is a piece of crap, dirty fighter. Don’t make weight don’t even try. Not hardly the same cloth as the greats he was compared to. Boy did I love seeing Al Haymons ugly sons long faces after the schooling Rodriguez got.

Posted November 17, 2013 3:11 am 


Zoo

S.O.G. Like I said.

Posted November 17, 2013 2:17 am 


LouisRocco

Ward is good but he is no mayweatger

Posted November 17, 2013 2:10 am 



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