Andre Ward boasts that he would stop Carl Froch if they meet again
TOP American super-middleweight Andre Ward has insisted that he will stop Carl Froch, should the two boxers ever meet in a rematch.
Ward beat Froch on points in 2011 to unify WBC and WBA titles. Froch wants to avenge that defeat, but must first take care of business in returns with Mikkel Kessler and Lucian Bute this year.
But Ward has branded both men disrespectful and says that a bout with either of them would not go the distance.
"I wouldn't be talking about those guys if they didn't keep bringing my name up," Ward told ES News.
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"For some reason they keep bringing my name up in a disrespectful manner and because they can't accept defeat, I've lost all respect for them.
"Neither one of those guys wants to fight; they're just using my name to keep their name out there.
"If I fight either one of these guys, I don't care what country it's in, it will not go the distance.
"I don't have to go to Denmark to become a star; they have to come to the US if they want to become an all-time great."
Meanwhile, Bute could fight on the same night as Froch v Kessler II.
He is set to return home to Romania to take on the winner of Nikola Sjekloca and Salio Bika for the WBC title. This has been vacated by Ward, who is currently recovering from a shoulder operation.
Froch victim Arthur Abraham puts his WBO title on the line in a re-match with Robert Stieglitz, at the GETEC-Arena in Magdeburg, on March 23.
"For me it is a question of honour," said Abraham
"Robert was brave enough to face me in my backyard. Now I am travelling to Magdeburg and have to enter 'the Lion's Den' to fight him."