The scorecards were WAY too close. I only gave Froch the 5th and the 9th, and the 5th was close. Ward clearly won 8 rounds, and Froch clearly won 1 round. 3 were close, but Ward still out landed Froch those rounds.
The only time it seemd Froch was able to land on Ward was when Andre came on the inside and they would exchange a bit. The whole fight it was Ward walking him down and hitting him with a jab, hook, or an occasional straight right, and at times Froch would come forward and get countered with a jab or hook from Ward, all night long. Froch was considered to be Ward's toughest test to date, and he beat him 118-110, no way it was 115-113, I don't know what the judges were watching.
Even when some may get Andre in trouble, he will clinch, and whether or not anyone likes it, clinching at the right time is an effective way to stop your opponent from getting anything started.
There was one point in the fight where Froch was on the ropes and Ward was moving around in front of him and Froch just continued to lay there for like 3-4 seconds, it was weird.
For a guy that supposedly can't punch, he stunned Froch A LOT in that fight, and out classed him badly. Froch didn't have an off night, he was beaten by the superior fighter, and his British mouth got shut up.