Originally Posted by Hitta_Squadup
Wait, what facts are you going by that Froch is stronger and tougher, I never understood why some people say that, Ward is as tough as they come and his physical strength is severely underrated, Ward gas not been bullied by anyone not Kessler, Abraham, nor Bika, so where does your logic come from?
Well he was punked around by Bika a bit. He had to somewhat box him. He tried his bullying tactics and you can easily tell it wasn't a comfortable situation for him. He wasn't punked by Kessler because Mikkel was busy worrying about headbutts. And Abraham...well...the man is tiny for SMW. If you look at the comparable difference between Ward's fight with AA and Froch's fight with AA...Ward who is apparently better in technique was tagged on more occasions than Froch was. Froch handled Pascal quite well who in some respects is as wild Bika. Froch's overall grit has branded him a stronger fighter and when shit hits the fan Froch just puts the foot on the gas whereas Ward adjusts accordingly.
Back to the OP. Ward has the better inside game. Hands down. That IS his game. Not the best outside fighter in the least. And with Froch's height and reach advantage, this will expose him bad!
Everyone assumes because Froch looked terrible against Dirrell that Ward will dominate, but forget Ward and Dirrell are two very DIFFERENT fighters of two different SIZES. Ward won't have anywhere near the same success. Froch will win. It won't be easy, but he will win. And keep in mind that both Johnson and Dirrell have respectable pop. Froch is going to pretty much follow a similar blueprint to Abraham and keep him on the outside and break him down with hooks to the body and head.