Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Carl Froch and Andre Ward are Beefing Over Religion

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK — Unlike some religious athletes, Andre Ward doesn’t constantly mention his faith during interviews.

But the unbeaten WBA super middleweight champion felt he would’ve been remiss this week if he didn’t publicly take issue with what he felt were disrespectful comments made by Carl Froch. Ward referred to something he believes Froch said about Ward’s nickname, “S.O.G.,” an acronym for “Son of God.”

“If I’m not mistaken, something was said about me being ignorant for taking on that nickname,” Ward said. “So yeah, absolutely, I take offense to that. My faith is not a crutch. It’s my foundation. It’s everything to me, so when you hear something like that, yeah, absolutely, I take offense to that.”

Ward, 27, is a devout Christian who attends The Well Church in Dublin, Calif., at least twice per week with his wife and their three children. Froch refused to answer whether he mocked Ward’s faith, though he didn’t deny saying something negative about Ward’s nickname, which has appeared on the 2004 Olympic gold medalist’s trunks for every fight since he turned pro in December 2004.

“I think there’s two subjects you should leave alone,” Froch said, “and one of them’s religion.”

Ward (24-0, 13 KOs), of Hayward, Calif., and Froch (28-1, 20 KOs), of Nottingham, England, will fight Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. They’ll compete for Ward’s WBA and Froch’s WBC super middleweight titles, as well as Showtime’s “Super Six World Boxing Classic” championship cup (Showtime; 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

Keith Idec covers boxing for The Record and Herald News, of Woodland Park, N.J., and BoxingScene.com.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

With utmost respect for everyone's religion, fuk the bible class, lets get back to boxing..... who wants to bet, I got up to $40mil on Ward, any takers?

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=-Kev-;11569829]Something else people don't seem to get..I have a Christian friend, he is very religious and actually his job is as a missionary. He says "[B]we are all sons and daughters of god[/B], and we are all brothers and sisters".…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=sdcluser;11569498]DOn't matter. [B]I don't think God really cares about boxing that much.[/B] It's gonna be Ward over Froch UD (116-112 to 118-110).[/QUOTE] :lol1: :lol1: You could be right there, and I think your score could be pretty accurate too. I…

Comment by Mikhnienko on 12-17-2011

[QUOTE=jreckoning;11570380]The moral of the story is, [B]if Ward wins then God wins, if Froch wins the devil wins.[/B] Like when Salido beat Juan Ma the devil beat god but when Mayweather beat Ortiz god won. It's helpful to think of…

Comment by jreckoning on 12-17-2011

[quote=Yogi007;11570346]Oh the irony. I can't believe that people on here are arguing over religion, when they can't wait to see these two people get in the ring and beat the crap out of each other for their enjoyment. :slap:[/quote] The…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (78)
Top Headlines Eric Hunter Talks Future Plans and Working With Mickey Bey Luke Watkins vs. Lawrence Okolie - Deal Agreed For The Fight Eakwatan Ruaviking Pads His Record With Win Over Crison Omao Lenroy Thomas Confident That He Will Knock Off Joe Joyce Daniel Jacobs: I'm Glad Canelo Got Caught, Tarnishes His Legacy Dave Allen Praises Tyson Fury's Power, Ability After Sparring Hearn: How Did WBC Order Whyte-Ortiz, Wilder-Breazeale Next? De La Hoya: Canelo Will Get Tested Every Day From Now Until Fight Hearn on Wilder's Offer: Wonderful PR Move, We Need a Contract Golovkin-Martirosyan: WBC Reveal Special Fight Belt - Photos Photos: Johann Duhaupas Grinds For Jarrell Miller Showdown Photos: Maciej Sulecki Shows Off Moves For Daniel Jacobs Jarrett Hurd vs. Erislandy Lara Rematch Ordered Photos: Jarrell Miller Grinds To Do Damage on Duhaupas Photos: Daniel Jacobs Putting in Work For Sulecki Clash Giovani Santillan Aims To Make a Statement Against Barboza Cecilia Braekhus vs. Kali Reis on Golovkin-Martirosyan Team Wilder Send '$50 Million' Offer To Joshua For Unification Photos: Adonis Stevenson, Badou Jack - Face To Face in Tortonto News: Kai Robin Havnaa, Isiah Jones, Reece Cartwright, More World Boxing Council 147 Tournament - Stream Information Estrada Vows: Menayothin Will NOT Tie Mayweather's 50-0! Warren: Saunders' Domination of Lemieux Scared Off Golovkin Skeete: Spence is The Best at 147, Matthysse is The Weakest Link Photos: Rey Vargas Grinding Hard For Azat Hovhannisyan Clash Menard: I'll Show Everyone Devin Haney Took Too Big a Step Up Lomachenko: I Want To Show That Linares' Size Won't Matter Carlos Cuadras Vows To Overcome Battle With Drugs and Alcohol Keith Thurman Plans to Return From Hand Injury 'This Summer' Diaz: Gary Russell in For a 'Rude Awakening Come Fight Night' Sulecki: Danny Jacobs Won't Ever Repeat Golovkin Performance Vanes: I'll Test Golovkin's Chin, Not Run Like a 'Bad Steak' Guy! Parker Promoter Wants Him to Fight Bellew vs. Haye Winner Frank Warren on Frampton's Future, Tete's Lack of Fireworks Peter McDonagh Back From Ban, May 12 In Bolton De La Hoya: Canelo Will Wail on Golovkin For That Bullsh*t Ad! Vanes: This Fight Will Be Like Two Mexicans Going To War Wilder To Serve as Honorary Pace Car Driver at GEICO 500 Jacobs Reflects on Charlo Confrontation, Building Superstar Run Carlos Cuadras Enters Rehab To Deal With Drug Issues
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement