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Froch, Ward trade barbs

When IBF/WBA unified super middleweight champion Carl Froch was asked after the fight if he wants to chance to avenge his defeat against Andre Ward, who owns another version of the WBA’s super middleweight world title.

“I’ve always said I wouldn’t like to fight Andre Ward again. No disrespect to Andre Ward. I’ve been a little disrespectful enough to someone who’s a great fighter. He’s a boxing purist, he’s very good at what he does, but he’s not an entertaining fighter. His style is not one you would really want to watch and watch. That’s the only stick I give him, but he’s effective in what he does. He knows how to win, but he’s not a fighting man. He doesn’t like to brawl. He doesn’t get the crowd out of their seats. He doesn’t seem to get the television companies excited, but he’s the only other guy to beat me so that’s a fight out there I know I can win. I don’t think it’s going to be easy, I’m not saying if I fight Andre Ward next I’m going to beat him but I could beat him if I get it right, and in England I get it right. So let’s get him over to the United Kingdom and get the fight on next if he wants it. Let’s do it!”

Andre Ward, doing commentary for HBO heard Froch’s comments and said, “Carl Froch respects me. He can say what he wants to say about not being effective. I have a great fan base and I’m happy about that. But when you can’t defeat a certain style, you tend to knock it.”

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