Quotes: Andre Ward, Lucian Bute, Mikkel Kessler Pick Froch vs Johnson

Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Mikkel Kessler weighed in with their thoughts on Saturday's Froch vs Johnson fight.

Ward:

"It's a 50-50 fight. I wouldn't be surprised if Carl Froch dominated Glen Johnson and I wouldn't be surprised if Johnson pulled the upset."

"Mentally, I'm prepared to fight either guy. The fans want to see Ward and Froch but it is Froch's job to take care of his business and uphold his end of the bargain and Glen Johnson will have something to say about that on June 4."

Kessler:

"These are all difficult fights but I think Froch will win. It will be an awkward fight for both of them. They have different styles and different sizes, but Froch should win it."

"I'd prefer a rematch against Froch in the future over a fight against Johnson. Froch would make the best matchup for Ward. I hope that Froch will learn from Ward's previous fights. I didn't know much about Ward when I fought him - he's fast and clever. I definitely would want to see Ward vs. Froch in the Final."

Bute:

"I think Carl Froch will beat Glen Johnson in a spectacular fight. Glen is a good fighter with a lot of experience. He'll do his best to get to the Final of the Super Six. But Froch is younger and physically stronger. He'll win by decision in a tough fight."

"I want to face anybody who wants to fight me. I'm ready for everyone. I can't wait for my next fight in my own country of Romania in July. It's going to be an amazing experience for me and a dream come true. I will beat (Jean-Paul) Mendy. After that, I want a big fight this fall and then face the winner of the Super Six."

"In my opinion, Carl Froch and Glen Johnson could be a good match up for Andre Ward. Froch-Ward would be more a strategic fight; Froch has a good jab and he moves well in the ring.

"But Johnson-Ward would be more spectacular. Johnson is an aggressive fighter and he would constantly pressure Andre Ward. With either matchup it's really a win-win situation."

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