Yeah, I think he will be fine, he was coherent and aware of what took place right after the fight. He doesn't normally eat punches like that so he isn't shop worn but he needs to keep his weight down in between fights and do what he does best, box, not slug it out.
It's all because of the Pac fight stuff and the media and he does visit this site and reads the stuff people say about him believe it or not. He has an ego and wants to be liked by the public and people said he ran from Pac so he wanted to come in to this fight and not run. I think he should actually take a fight against an easy opponent next to further work on shaking off the rust and not take time off again. He'll be fine just like Pac would be fine to fight again but he needs to play to his strengths and listen to his trainer.
Winning the Super 6 is a good accomplishment but when you break that in itself down, you see how it wasn't quite what people are making it out to be.
1. He fought almost every fight at home and was the only person to not have to go to the other man's back yard. No, it didn't give him a direct advantage but had it come down to a close SD type of fight, you better bet Ward would get the nod - it was a precautionary measure put in place.
2. Some of the wins came against guys that weren't even in the tourney to begin with. Allan Green and Sakio Bika? I mean a win is a win but you can't tell me that by beating those guys, you are in the running for P4P status.
3. Every single person he beat already had a loss on their record coming into the fight with him. I toss that out there because he never took a prime undefeated man's perfect record away. When a person is undefeated, they fight on another level because they have never tasted defeat.
4. Chad Dawson was clearly weakened by fighting at 168. I know he invited Ward to accept that weight but it turns out that Ward would not budge on the weight issue at all, not even a compromise. That is fine but it does little in terms of making an argument for him being the best fighter in the world. Had he moved up to 175 and beat Dawson, then I'd be singing a completely different tune.
I hate to sound so down on the guy but it comes off that way because of the degree to which the masses want to claim he is the best in the world. The Froch win was his best victory, I'll give him that. But when you consider the other fighters who have proven their skills in several different weight classes, fought all over the world, taken titles from champions in their own backyards, etc., I just can't put him over those guys. Is he a top 10 P4P fighter? I'll give him that but to say he has done more than Floyd or Pac has is a gross injustice to their accomplishments.
I'll post up some other routines later tonight too. Some of the other ones I do involve weights and some involve a treadmill. Like I'll finish up my last round with a treadmill circuit....something like 0.1 miles at 5.0 mph, then go 0.2 miles at 7.5-8.0 mph, 0.1 miles at 5 mph, 0.2 miles at 7.5-8.0 mph.....then I'll repeat the same thing except I'll add in a 2% incline during the sprinting phase and flatten it back out during the jog (5.0 mph) phase. I'll do 5, 7.5, 5, 7.5 using inclines of 2, 3, 4% in that fashion to finish off a workout if i feel that I didn't push it enough.
Yeah that is the typical way to do it but you could go more than that if you want to. You could add in additional rounds for up to as many as you want to do. The key is keeping up with the 20 seconds on and 10 seconds off schedule though.
You can buy a Tabata timer that will do that for you but I just use a clock on the wall. It doesn't seem like long, 20 minutes, but I swear by the time you are done, you are covered in sweat and pretty much out of breath (at least I am sometimes).