Super middleweight titlist Andre Ward took a few minutes to chat with RingTV.com and discuss his upcoming bout with Carl Froch and the perception of Ward in the general public. The folks at Bad Left Hook broke down a couple of the key comments in the article.
Ward is set to fight Froch in the Super Six Super Middle Weight tournament final on October 29. The fight looks set to take place in Atlantic City and will mark his third fight on the East Coast. It is his biggest bout back east as Ward has spent much of his career fighting in California.
In his three Super Six fights Ward has fought in Oakland, facing Mikkel Kessler, Allan Green and Arthur Abraham at Oracle Arena. On the other hand, Froch has fought once at home in Nottingham, and then on the road or neurtal sites in Denmark, Finland, and Atlantic City.
While Ward will be the favorite in this fight, it will be interesting to see how he handles a neutral site. Additionally, Froch fought his most recent fight at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Ward discussed whether he viewed that as an advantage for Froch:
Well, I think that it is an advantage. And I’ll give him that, because everybody wants to talk about the advantages that I’ve had fighting in Oakland, so there you go. Froch has fought in Atlantic City once. I’ve never been there. Now the ball is in his court. He has the advantage, so now, Andre Ward is at a disadvantage going into a fight.
It could simply be Ward trying to put some of the favorite pressure back on Froch.
Head over to RingTV.com to read the entire interview.