yeah ward just holds and fouls on the inside. he doesnt have any real inside fighting skill at all.
just like he doesnt have some of the quickest feet and best footwork in boxing, he doesnt know how to box, use his jab and control range or counterpunch. all his success against several world champions has been from holding & hitting and headbutts.
ward would box chavez' ears off, theres no way anyone could think diffrently atleast at this point in chavez' career. hes not even on wards level. same thing goes for martinez, atleast there he has a big size and strenght advantage, against ward he has nothing.
he might beat pavlik simply bcuz we dont know what pavlik has left. abusing your body with drugs can take alot out of a fighter and hes taken alot of punishment in his career on top of that.