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Ward Praises Froch, While Dirrell Shreds Bute Over Loss

By Edward Chaykovsky

Top super middleweights Andre Ward and Andre Dirrell were not surprised with Carl Froch's fifth round destruction of previously undefeated Lucian Bute on Saturday night in Nottingham. Bute, who mostly fought against second-tier opponents in Canada and didn't take part in the Super Six tournament, was not highly regarded by the other top names at 168-pounds. Most of them believed the Montreal superstar was being overhyped. Froch proved them right.

Prior to the fight, Ward wrote the following - "I can envision Froch putting a lot pressure on Bute - and physically and mentally breaking him down."

After the fight, Ward, who decisioned Froch last year in the final bout of the Super Six, wrote - "Bute can be broken. Well, what can you say? Carl fought the right fight by pressing Bute and answering him whenever Bute did land - it worked!

Dirrell, who lost a twelve round decision to Froch in 2009, lashed out at Bute for his lackluster performance - "Bute is a bum, he can't even make it to the corner. Welcome to the real world Bute."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by KTFO on 05-28-2012

Props to Ward for showing respect and proving to be the best @ 168 IN THE RING! Few fighters stay active and fight against top comp on a regular basis, enjoy Ward's work ethic while it lasts. Dirrell? I can't…

Comment by WitherGlove on 05-27-2012

All you guys talking sh1t about Dirrell would surely get KOed by him and fact is he beat Froch and we all know it.. He moved around a little to much but its hit not be hit and he definitely…

Comment by peplz on 05-27-2012

Why do you people always make excuses for Carl Froch? He made enough excuses of his own after the fight with Dirrell. Which he supposedly won. So Carl Froch judo tripping Dirrell is Dirrell flopping in the minds of Froch…

Comment by Ravens Fan on 05-27-2012

I have to admit that I am a bit confused with all the disrespect that Ward is getting. And he really has nothing left to prove at 168. And I can't believe that someone on this forum actually stated that…

Comment by krimzon on 05-27-2012

[QUOTE=damned1974;12176573]Ward predicted Froch could break Bute down.Ward gave Froch props.... The only one d1ck riding Froch is you and you are sh1tty that Ward schooled Froch. Ward said Bute should fight the same competition he has as opposed to being…

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