Re: Kessler and Froch fans are pathetic!!
I get why Ward doesn't want to fight outside the US, as the level of refereeing may well be somewhat different from the standard that he expects.
For instance, It's fairly obvious that Ward could have been DQ'ed for his headbutts in a few of his professional fights so far. That will never happen in the US, but abroad might be a different story.
Also, in the US he can hold on as much as he likes. In other countries, there is the chance that he could suffer the same treatment from the referee that Andre Dirrell received when he used similar defensive tactics, i.e. warnings or even point deductions.
If he was forced to change his style by a referee in a country that isn't under the thumb of Showtime/Dan Goosen, anyone with power and a strong chin might have a chance of causing the upset, including Froch.