Originally Posted by Freedom.
Ward and Bute have fought several of the same opponents.
Ward held and headbutted his way to a dull decision win over Edison Miranda, while Bute KOed Miranda.
Not as of late though(minus the late fill in Sakio Bika). Ward has fought, Arthur Abraham, who before the tournament was the favorite to win the Super Six. He also has fought, Mikel Kessler(the second favorite in the tourney) and Allan Green(who I believe was in the top 10 when they fought). In just a very short span Ward has been in there with 3 of the top 10 fighters in the division, while Bute has yet to face a top 10 SMW his whole career(maybe one, can't recall if Andrade was in the top 10 when they fought).