Ward did not put a clinic on against Froch at all. Just rewatched
Ward did not put a clinic on against Froch at all. Just rewatched.
Ward looked more composed than Froch, which gives a better impression of control, but try watching the fight without any commentary or sound, and you can see why the judges watched a close fight.
Ward was leaning and holding which isnt a clinic, like many would like to dream it was. Ward definately didnt close the show.
Rewatched and scored.
Round 1 . Even round
Round 2 . Ward
Round 3 . Even
Round 4 . Ward, full of holding and leaning
Round 5 . Froch, clinical finish to the round
Round 6 . Ward, close round
Round 7 . Ward, full of holding and leaning
Round 8 . Ward, full of holding and leaning
Round 9 . Froch, tough round to call
Round 10. Ward, tough round to call
Round 11. Froch, but Ward holding and leaning
Round 12. Froch
A close win to Ward but not a clinic,
A SMW clinic was Jones/Toney, Calzaghe/Lacy, Kessler/Andrade, etc
Ward seemed to be struggling at the end, as he did against Bika and Froch is an old SMW.