Saturday, December 17, 2011
Buzz Is - Ward Will Beat Froch
The surprising talk the last few days is that Andre Ward will defeat Carl Froch Saturday evening at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The buzz from media and fighters is that Ward will win on points. The year-end mega fight is also being classified as a Fight of the Year candidate.
Showtime got a prize to culminate the nearly two-year tournament that will determine who is the best at 168. Besides getting the Silver Cup, the WBA and WBC titles of Ward and Froch are on the line. The winner could get IBF champion, Lucien Bute, who opted to not enter the classic, which too many was never going to determine who was the superior super middleweight.
Ryan Taylor, middleweight from London, has been in the New York City area the past few days. Also promoted by Eddie Hearn, Taylor is a stable mate of Froch along with Darren Barker. And though, Taylor, 2-0, fighting again on a Hearn card in late January is not going against Froch, there is a sentiment of opinion that he also looks at Ward as being a dangerous opponent and could be victorious.
“Froch is going to have to work inside and be careful,” says Taylor. “It will be an interesting fight. I can tell you, Froch is strong. He throws a good combination and Ward will feel it. When they say this will be a good fight, believe it. Ward is capable of winning on points.”
So there is no surprise, the Super Six has culminated with a good final. Though, the surprise is that Ward and Froch are here, two of the original six that were not favored from the beginning.