Found September 20, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans: Yardbarker Blogger Network
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The 5 Top Factors That Make Andre Ward a Great Fighter Andre Ward seems to have some off-the-radar skills that have taken his career to the next level. When we look at other great fighters, we can easily identify why they succeed. Manny Pacquiao is an offensive whirlwind. Floyd Mayweather is a supreme boxer with great defense. Sergio Martinez has great athleticism and speed. While Ward has a lot of those qualities, they don’t jump out at you like with some other great fighters past and present. Sure, he’s fast, but he doesn’t flash speed that has you in awe. He can hit hard, but doesn’t have a trail of knockouts on his highlight reel that a knockout artist might have. In other words, it’s a little bit more difficult to really pinpoint how in the world Andre Ward has cleaned out the super middleweight division, while recently adding the name of the best light heavyweight in the world to his resume. Ward is unusual in that the ways he wins is not so easy to see with the naked eye. Hi...
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