Froch Tears Apart Andre Ward: He Beat Kovalev WIth Low Blows
Carl Froch has lashed out in the direction of his career rival, Andre Ward.
The two retired former world champions have been trading words since 2011, when Ward won a twelve round unanimous decision over Froch in the final bout of the Super Six tournament.
Froch would fight for the last time in 2014, when he brutally knocked out George Groves before a crowd of 80,000 in Wembley Stadium in London. And Ward's last bout came in 2017, when he stopped Sergey Kovalev in their rematch.
A rematch was often discussed, but never took place for one reason or another.
Froch, because he fought Ward the first time in the United States, wanted to face him in Nottingham - but Ward refused to give Froch the home advantage.
During a recent visit to Britian, Ward took a jab at Froch - which made the Nottingham fighter erupt.
"I'm just honest about what I see and I think his style is borderline cheating. Listen, he beat me fair and square, let's get that straight, but it was one of the worst fights I've been involved in since Matthew Barney, who nobody will know. That's when somebody smothers you, puts their head on your chest, and basically holds you at any given moment they can, and ducks low," Froch told Sky Sports.
"You have to admire him for going through his career unbeaten, but he's not an entertainer, and in an entertaining sport, it's good to entertain. Andre Ward's style is effective, but it's boring. You'll never rewatch a Ward fight. He fought the most feared man in boxing, Sergey Kovalev twice. Let's be honest, he beat him with low blows in the end.
"All I do is, I just tell the truth. If the truth hurts, you don't like it, then do something about it. He can't argue with me. We offered him the fight, let's make this quite clear, Eddie Hearn can confirm this, at the Nottingham Forest ground. I know that's my hometown, but he turned it down, saying I want Wembley Stadium. Unfortunately Ward, at the time, no one was interested in seeing me and you at Wembley Stadium. After the Groves fight, maybe we'll do Wembley, but we couldn't do it at that time.
"Ward barely leaves his home country. He only came to England, because he knew I was in Spain. I could see him looking at my stories on Instagram, so he knew I was out of the country. It's all history and I'm grateful to Ward, because he made me the animal I became to beat Lucian Bute. From there, I sold 80,000 tickets at Wembley Stadium, and he could not sell out a phone box."
Robert Louis Pangilinan is a Filipino sports columnist, reporter and photographer. He is currently employed with Policefiles and Sportsmanila.net. sports beat: basketball, boxing, mma, billiards,marathon and baseball.
Makaraan ang matigtig na linggo para sa 77-strong training pool ng Sibol, ang Philippine Team na kakatawan sa bansa ng esports medaled events para sa 30th SEA Games, tanging 27 athletes ang nakapasok sa final na listahan ng team.