Posted December 17, 2011 on
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Andre Ward staked his claim as the top 168-pound division fighter, using his speed and a combination of lefts to defeat Carl Froch in a unanimous decision Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in the Super Six super middleweight tournament final.
Ward, the Olympic gold medalist from Oakland, Calif., retained his WBA championship and won the WBC super middleweight belt in the final bout of the unique tournament that stretched out over two years.
Ward (25-0, 13 KOs) dictated the pace from the opening round, connecting on a series of left hooks to rattle Froch. Froch, out of Nottingham, England, never came close to getting knocked out. Froch (28-2, 20 KOs) did not get going until late, though, finally showing some overdue aggression in the 10th.
Ward dominated the six-man 168-pound tournament, backed by premium network Showtime. One judge scored it 118-110 and two others had it 115-113 for Ward.
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Birthplace: San Francisco, California Resides: Oakland, California Age: 27 Height: 6' 0" Reach: 71" Current World Titles Held: WBA Super Middleweight (168 lbs.) Former World Titles Held: None Professional Record: 24-0, 13 KOs Record in World Title Fights: 4-0 Record in Fights Going 12 Rounds: 5-0
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