Originally Posted by dedafyats
Let's face it, ward doesn't have the most impressive resume either.
A drained and desperate Dawson? Lol
Carl Froch is greater than anybody GGG has stepped in the ring with and Ward made him look foolish. Kessler and Abraham as well. Matter of fact, GGGs best opponent Martin Murray just got beat by Abraham a couple weeks back. You're wildin. GGG has fought absolute nobodies in comparison.
Originally Posted by RFX45
I do find it funny that people get mad at GGG for not fighting Ward by going up in weight but Ward gets no blame in not wanting to go down in weight or the fact that he probably couldn't anymore so for the fight to happen GGG would have to be force to go up in weight.
I think people should just be happy that Ward is facing a much tougher and bigger opponent which would be a bigger notch on his belt than worrying about him and GGG, I mean Ward has clearly moved on, why can't everyone else?
I'm mad because it woulda been a great fight, and GGGs team said they'd be willing to go to go from 154 to 168 to fight anybody, only to later retract that statement and claim Ward needs to come down to fight them. It was like a bait and switch, and I thought that was weak.
And no I don't fault Ward for not going down because almost across the board I think catchweights are weak. It was weak when Ward did it to Dawson, it was weak when Manny did it to Cotto, and it's gonna be weak if Canelo does it to GGG. The smaller man testing himself at a higher weight is more interesting to me than the bigger guy draining himself and showing up to the fight half dead imo. That's why I like Ward-Kovalev, Ward is taking the risk of moving up and it's gonna make for a great fight. It wouldn't even be as interesting if Ward tried to get Kovalev down to 168.
But like I said, they're on different paths now so I don't necessarily care about that fight anymore, but homeboy up there claiming Ward needed to fight at a catchweight and get paid far less just to get a fight with GGG was just
to me. GGG's negotiating power is not anywhere near as strong as he seems to think it is.Edited by BlackCease - 12/5/15 at 10:07am