He didn't fight anyone as good as Froch and Kessler.
Give him a break! He's just won the Super Six, and then fought Chad Dawson. He's earnt a fight like this. He may rematch Carl and Kessler at some point.
You said he didn't fight anyone so you have to elaborate on that. If you said that he didn't fight anyone outside his homecountry, then it would be the truth. Just like Ward.
I have little problem with Ward fighting Pavlik now. There's no reason to hype the fight though. It's a gimme against someone who has namevalue only. Just like the Dawson fight.