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Is Kelly Pavlik a real threat to Andre Ward?
What's Ward's motivation behind fighting Pavlik?
He wants to stay active/ This is a tune-up fight for Ward. [ 7 ] ** [30.43%]
Pavlik is a real threat and Ward relishes the challenge [ 2 ] ** [8.70%]
Ward just wants another "name" on his resume' [ 5 ] ** [21.74%]
Ward wants to have a "credible" opponent at super middleweight because he isn't ready to move to light heavy. [ 5 ] ** [21.74%]
Ward wants to completely wipe out the enitre divison. [ 4 ] ** [17.39%]
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post Nov 28 2012, 10:16 AM
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So I'm sure you guys all know this fight will be going down on Jan 26th. I'm also sure you guys know this has been in the works for some time now. I usually don't start threads but I was very curious and intrigue by this fight. Ward is a charismatic guy but he doesn't really promote himself or call people out much. It seemed however that he talked about tis fight more than most fights he's been in (maybe it's just me). I'm just curious to know what you guys think about Ward's motive behind seemingly promoting this fight. I also oviously would like to know if you guys think Pavlik has more than a puncher's chance at winning. Is he a threat or is this a classic case of adding a name to a boxer's resume' while his popularity is at a high? Personally, even if it is, I think Ward has earned that given his resume' the last 2 or so years. Just wanted to gauge where my fellow sweet science enthusiast were on this matter.
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post Nov 29 2012, 07:51 PM
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While most of the reasons are here why Ward is choosing this fight the more obvious one (money) stands out above anything, the other IMHO is that AW isn't ready to move to LHW just yet but it isn't due to fear. Pavlik has shown that he's made some serious adjustments to his style of boxing since he has returned and I think he has polished up a lot of what wasn't there as a boxer so coupled with his height, reach and toughness he will not be a cakewalk for Ward, however he is missing the two most essential elements/skills needed when facing Andre (defense and speed).

I think Ward wins this on a UD but it wouldn't surprise me if KP makes this a tougher fight than anyone is willing to give him credit for.
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