Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andre Ward: Arrogant Carl Froch Needs To Be Humbled

Unbeaten Andre Ward took a verbal swipe at rival champion Carl Froch of England on Sunday in his first public appearance since having seven stitches removed from a cut above his right eye.

Ward will fight Froch on December 17 in the Super Six super middleweight boxing tournament final at Atlantic City, New Jersey. The unification showdown was set for October 29 but postponed after Ward was injured last month.

"The guy I'm fighting is doing a little bit too much talking," Ward said on Sunday. "He's a very arrogant guy and really needs to be humbled."

Ward, 24-0 with 13 knockouts, holds the World Boxing Association title while Froch, 28-1 with 20 knockouts, owns the World Boxing Council crown.

A doctor removed the stitches from Ward on Friday and the fighter will return to sparring at the end of October.

"Once I realized the cut wasn't career-ending or career-threatening, and it was just something that kind of happened, I was feeling a lot better," Ward said.

"Especially once I got a new date and a new time, everything settled down a little bit."

Ward was cheering on his hometown Oakland Raiders before an NFL game against the New England Patriots, having spoken to his gridiron heroes on the eve of the contest at the invitation of coach Hue Jackson.

"I hope I encouraged them," Ward said. "They also inspired me. They looked primed and ready to go."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by luke1979 on 10-08-2011

[QUOTE=alb829;11244185]Ignorant reply....I'm not sure how he's arrogant by acknowledging his religion. Maybe you can explain. First See Romans 8:14 "For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God."[/QUOTE] Boxingscene not Biblescene. Choosing a divisive knickname…

Comment by Jack Napier on 10-03-2011

Froch's GF is the one who needs to be humbled gagged is more like it actually

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-03-2011

[QUOTE=MeiXiang;11243271]Silly. Carl Froch isn't the type of guy you can call arrogant. He's confident, very confident and there's no way he's disrespecting Andre Ward or his other opponents. He's a class act and he knows Andre is a tough fight…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 10-03-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;11243236]Unbeaten Andre Ward took a verbal swipe at rival champion Carl Froch of England on Sunday in his first public appearance since having seven stitches removed from a cut above his right eye. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=44502]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] Sorry Andre,…

Comment by Drunk Punch on 10-03-2011

Froch is actually pretty down to earth, he's just messing with Ward a little. Maybe it's worked.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (19)
Top Headlines Vijender Singh vs. Zulpikar Maimaitiali Set For High Stakes Battle Natasha Jonas Impressive in Her Pro Debut in Newcastle Mike Jimenez Barely Beats Pryor, Findley Drills Donovan George Hearn: Great Offer Made To Wilder, Reluctant To Face Whyte Roach: I Once Thought Golovkin Kills Canelo - Now It's Dead Even Anthony Yigit vs. Sandor Martin Deal Reached, Purse Bid is Off Mohamed Rodriguez Shocks Manuel Mendez With Knockout Win Why Mayweather-McGregor Cannot Hurt Boxing De La Hoya: Canelo Has To Knock Golovkin Out! Photo: Kermit Cintron, Tyrone Brunson Ready For Battle De La Hoya: Golovkin Will Enter Ring First - NOT Canelo Mayweather Trainer Concerned: McGregor Has Crazy, Weird Power Onggocan Stops Pantilgan in Nine To Retain IBF Youth Belt Jonas, Saunders, Hall, Kelly, Fowler Win Bouts in Newcastle Canelo: Mayweather's Style Doesn't Make For Attractive Fights Seven British Boxers Head To Finals in Euro Championships Canelo: I Have To Be Smart, Elusive, Not Stand in Front of GGG Loeffler on The Venue Hunt For HBO Super Flyweight Triple Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Stopped Too Early - But Kovalev Was Done McGregor's Coach: Many Respected Boxers Have Offered Help Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn Picked Up By BoxNation Taras Shelestyuk Returns on 'Locked and Loaded' - July 1 Jermain Taylor is Broke, Facing Multiple Lawsuits Bryant Jennings, Top Rank Officially Announce Promotional Deal World Boxing Super Series - Live Draft on July 8 Hearn: Ward-Kovalev Not Promoted Right, I Would've Smashed It! Canelo-Golovkin: There Isn't Any Legitimate Bad Blood Alan Sanchez Faces Miguel Huerta in Woodland, California SHO's Espinoza: All Early Bets on McGregor To Beat Mayweather De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Winner is No. 1 Pound-for-Pound Hopkins: Kovalev Stoppage Was Legit, Ward Wore Him Down George Groves Daring Zeuge To Enter World Boxing Super Series Fenech Backs Horn To Shock Pacquiao in History Making Fight Skoglund, Nielsen Brothers Could Be in Line For WBSS Tourney Wilder's Manager: We Want To Have All The Titles in 12 Months Gomera, Lee Make Weight For WBA Asia Title Bout in South Korea Video: Bernard Hopkins Talks Ward-Kovalev, Canelo-GGG Tony Weeks Owes Apologies to Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward Photos: Canelo, Golovkin - Go Face To Face in Los Angeles! Davis vs. Salido Being Eyed For Mayweather-McGregor PPV?
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement