By Edward Chaykovsky
Former champion Carl Froch respects Andre Ward as a fighter. He admits Ward's style is very difficult to beat and probably nobody at 168-pounds will defeat the WBC/WBA king. Last Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, Ward beat Froch with a twelve round unanimous decision to win the Super Six tournament and unified the WBA/WBC titles at super middleweight.
But, Froch doesn't consider Ward's style as being exciting enough to build a huge following among the boxing fans. Froch believes that his own style of fighting is the reason why promoters for Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute are trying to secure his services for major fights events in 2012.
"Nobody is going to want to fight Andre Ward, because he's so good technically at what he does, and he gets away with what he does technically. He's either too far away and you can't hit him or he's in close and smothering your work. He keeps himself out of harm's way and he deserves credit for that," Froch told UK Daily.
"But, he's not exciting or does any 'edge of your seats' stuff, so I don't think the Americans are too happy [with his fights] from the feedback that I'm getting. Now I see why he doesn't have a massive fanbase because you're not going to reset your DVD and rewind it to watch him again. And that's what I've found from watching [him] myself. It's quite boring. It's not entertaining stuff. But it's effective and [his style] was effective against me."