Originally Posted by realsoulja
Froch kept his distance, and used his height and reach to keep away from an AA punch. Yet still was caught a few times during the fight.
When Froch was caught, he had a decent chin and remained composed. Also he was physically stronger than AA, so turned on the dirty tactics to keep AA off him.
If Ward fights his usual fight trying to force his opponent to the ropes, and fight dirty in the inside, he would be in range and be caught. If Sakio Bika can land those hooks, AA a more accomplished puncher would land some aswell.
Ward may end up winning a UD, but I would not rule out a come from behind KO by AA when they fight in the Semis.
Why the hell would he put Ward on queer street, AA was really outboxed by a timid Taylor, a heartless Andre Dirrell and got shutout by Carl Froch, he was taking to deep waters in his first fight with Edison Miranda who possess no boxing skills at all and it's looking more and more like he's too small for Super Middleweight.
Ward held his own and eventually manhandled a very, very strong, wild and unorthodoxed Sakio Bika, theres no doubt he would be physically stronger than little AA, AA lack of offense and inability to fight on the inside will get him roughed up, swollen, beaten and possibly forced into retirement.
At 31 he can't and will not be able to change his fighting style and all Andre essentially will have to do is box him and with Wards fast hands good footwork and intelligence and very good defence AA doen't stand a chance, i think you should be more realistic, hoping for a lucky shot will not get it.