Originally Posted by RedBlackAttack
First, I wouldn't blame Ward for turning down a fight with Bute. He is trying to get his name out there against big name opponents. When you are the best guy in a division, you are always going to have other, less well known foes "calling you out." It is the nature of the game.
You can say whatever you want... Until Bute fights and beats the absolute top guys in the division, he doesn't belong in the conversation. Tomorrow is his first trip into those waters.
Meanwhile, Andre Ward is trying to fight guys that will actually increase his recognition with mainstream American sports fans. Chad Dawson seems like the right choice, since all of the other main guys at super middle are foreign fighters that no one outside of hardcore boxing circles in America cares about.
This is a business and Ward, after years of fighting the best at 168, is looking to increase his profile.
Oh well, guess i'll have to answer this one too then.
It was Ward who said just before the Super 6 Final that the winner HAD to fight Lucian Bute in order to be considered the best. After he won the final he had a sudden change of heart and said Bute needs to prove himself before fighting him (even though Bute draws 4-5 times the crowds Ward Draws).
After Bute took the fight with Froch, The God OF SLEEP again made a stupid comment about how he's disapointed Bute chose Froch cause he wanted to fight Bute.
You say less well know i say you have no clue what youre talking about, no offence. Unless you mean less known in Oakland.
If Ward wanted to fight the best he wouldnt have asked Dawson to come down to 168. At 168 Bute > Dawson and draws a lot more.
You seem to think America's the shit at SMW.
Tell me, how many seats were filled at the Super 6 final? Whats Ward's record atendance?
Do you perhaps know what Bute's is? Do you know what Bute's purse for every fight is and what Ward gets? Did you know that Bute earned 2.5 times more fighting the scrub Mendy than Ward in the Super 6?
Oh, and do you actually believe Ward "God of sleep" has fans?
Dawson was beat by ****ing Jean Pascal, a man Froch almost killed in that ring and Ward cant even face him at 175
Ok, im off with my limited knoledge...