Originally Posted by AndyPaterson
doesn't matter if he was on the slide or not imo, Ward is that good he would have forced the stoppage.
It's a just a strange point. You pick Conteh when he was largely washed up to get stopped by the Ward we're currently seeing in his physical prime. The prime Conteh would have way too much versatility for Ward.
Ward, much of a talent as he clearly is, is favoured by guys who lack the tools to compete with him. Conteh was a fabulous fighter - he could fight at pace, he could box, he could slug, he could play it cute and he could switch up during a round.
Ward can do that too, but hasn't shown it at the same level Conteh did, or with the same fluidity.