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Arthur Abraham: Andre Ward Will Defeat Carl Froch

By Phil D. Jay

Former world middleweight champion Arthur Abraham believes that Andre Ward has the tools to take down Carl Froch when the two meet in the final of the Showtime Super-Six World Boxing Classic on October 29th in the USA. The 31 year-old fought both men during the tournament, losing via unanimous decisions and eventually went out of the competition with a whimper having lost three of his four bouts.

Froch, 33, and Ward, six years his junior, now clash in the final, which also doubles up as a world title unification, with Froch the WBC champion and Ward holding the WBA strap and Abraham is predicting that the American will come through and take the coveted trophy.

“I think that the winner of the tournament will become Andre Ward. I have faced both Ward and Froch and know their abilities. And I give my preference to the American sportsman,” Arthur Abraham told Aysor.am.

The winner of the two-year tournament will come out as the number one rated super-middleweight in the world and with Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute both looking for mega-fights at 168lbs, there are some huge bouts on the table for the champion.

Phil D. Jay covers the boxing scene for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by OLD JUD on 06-22-2011

[QUOTE=LeadUppercut;10726343]Comparing common opponents overlooks the fact that styles make fights, but it would be more accurate to use Kessler rather than Abraham. I think you would be hard-pressed to find many useful comparisons in the Abraham fight.[/QUOTE] I understand your…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-22-2011

Bute just needs to fight a live body at this point.

Comment by ciochia on 06-22-2011

After seeing all posts favoring Ward for winning the final of supersix against Froch,I ask myself if there is another fighter in super-middle-weight divizion who can prevent Ward from reaching to the goal to become the fourt belts holder.Can be…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-21-2011

[QUOTE=iJohn Locke;10726136]Actually you may be right there. Dirrell just ended the fight badly.[/QUOTE] I dont think that Andre Dirrell should be given too much credit at all for coming up with that masterful gameplan to box Abraham.

Comment by LeadUppercut on 06-21-2011

[QUOTE=OLD JUD;10725947]Of course Froch can't be counted out. He does have a decent dig, and there is no stamina problem with him either. I've always been impressed by Kessler, but i can say i was shocked how easy Ward dominated…

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