Originally Posted by The Weebler II
The reason this is an issue is because Ward signed up to a tournament as a non-title holder where every fighter agreed to fight home and away.
He then pulled a fast one and was the only fighter not to fight in his opponent's backyard.
Actually,Ward had signed to fight in the States for his tourney fights.This was stated at the start of the tourney....would the results have been any different? He didn't pull a fast one when Showtime had already agreed to him fighting in the States.
Ward was also viewed as an American underdog who wouldn't go far and would get beat easily by Kessler.If you look into their careers,all of these Super 6 fighters have fought in their own backyards for the early part of their careers-in fact,Ward is still very early into his career.He isn't doing anything any different than anyone else this way.I think for a guy with limited elite level competition,Ward has made a very good account of himself dominating a relatively deep division while he was somewhat inexperienced in the pros....think about that.