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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 30 2012, 01:00 AM
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How bout none of the above... Ward just wants to fight Pavlik because he's low risk and high reward. Opportunity to get on TV against a shell of the Kelly Pavlik that fought Taylor years ago. Opportunity to make some money and KO a more known commodity than Chad Dawson... I still wish Ward had taken the Bute fight. that was the one everyone wanted to see. Ultimately, Froch and Kessler will deserve another shot at Ward
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post Dec 2 2012, 03:54 PM
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QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Nov 30 2012, 01:00 AM) *
How bout none of the above... Ward just wants to fight Pavlik because he's low risk and high reward. Opportunity to get on TV against a shell of the Kelly Pavlik that fought Taylor years ago. Opportunity to make some money and KO a more known commodity than Chad Dawson... I still wish Ward had taken the Bute fight. that was the one everyone wanted to see. Ultimately, Froch and Kessler will deserve another shot at Ward


Completely agree and especially with the bold. Ward has all the makings of a "next big thing" except for the reputation as a "exciting fighter". He wants to get that reputation.

After the dawson fight he even referred to knockout victories as the "last piece of the puzzle". he has a great career already and lots of potential for his future (undefeated, resume of credible opponents, a solid head on his shoulders) hes just gotta capture everyones attention, now. if he stops Pavlik you know a lot o the beer drinking espn crowd is gonna hear about it. thats the market ward has to get to if he wants to make big money.
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