Andre Ward to beat Carl Froch: Boxing weekend prediction

We highlight the fights to watch this weekend and bring you our prediction for Andre Ward v Carl Froch

By Mike Pope

Prediction: Andre Ward to beat Carl Froch by unanimous decision

The final of the Super Six tournament pits Andre Ward, the WBA champion, up against Carl Froch, the WBC champion, in a highly-anticipated unification bout on Saturday night in Atlantic City. Ward is a former Olympic gold medallist for the USA and Froch is two-time world champion at the weight. The fighters are ranked one and two in the super-middleweight division. Expect Ward to start quickly, using his superior speed and athletic ability to land his jab and dominate the early rounds as Froch struggles to deal with his awkward style. Froch will make it a close match throughout, landing hurtful punches and forcing Ward to work hard every minute. However, the Brit will struggle to hurt his opponent and will take his fare share of punishment, despite Ward’s perceived lack of power. The fight will go the distance with both fighters competing until the end – but Ward will be a clear winner when the final bell rings and the new undisputed super middleweight champion.

Prediction: Kell Brook to beat Luis Galarza by unanimous decision

British welterweight champion Kell Brook makes his US debut this Saturday on the undercard of Carl Froch’s unification bout with Andre Ward in Atlantic City. Brook’s opponent is Puerto Rican contender Luis Galarza, a man handpicked by Matchroom Boxing to put on a good show but ultimately to make ‘Special K’ appealing to an American audience. Expect Brook to be too fast and elusive for his slower opponent, fighting intelligently from distance, winning most of the rounds and coming away with a unanimous decision victory.

Friday 16 December 2011:

Stephen Ormond v Carl Johanneson
Liverpool, England
10 rounds lightweight

Kenny Anderson v Wayne Reed
Colne, England
6 rounds super middleweight

Marco Antonio Rubio v Matt Vanda
Las Vegas, USA
12 rounds middleweight

Miguel Roman v Javier Fortuna
Las Vegas, USA
10 rounds featherweight

John Jackson v Keandre Leatherwood
Las Vegas, USA
10 rounds light middleweight

Saturday 17 December 2011:

Kevin Bizier v Lanardo Tyner
Quebec City, Canada
12 rounds welterweight

Antonin Decarie v Victor Puiu
Quebec City, Canada
12 rounds welterweight

Orlando Salido v Weng Haya
Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
12 rounds featherweight for Salido’s WBO title

Librado Andrade v Donovan George
Cozumel, Mexico
12 rounds super middleweight

Andre Ward v Carl Froch
Atlantic City, USA
12 rounds super middleweight for Ward’s WBA title and Froch’s WBC title

Kell Brook v Luis Galarza
Atlantic City, USA
10 rounds welterweight


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