As for the legal disputes he like any citizen is entitled to fight for his rights. He was right that Bute was not in his class as proven by his son Froch destroying Bute. Ward as you rightly point out went on to destroy Bad Chad Dawson in a super fight then dealt with the unbeaten Krusher Kovalev twice. Great career, great wins great legacy. There is no one he did not face and retired with honours.