Andre Ward Day continues at Bad Left Hook as we introduce curious minds and non-diehards to the Oakland fighter who has thus far been the top star of Showtime's Super Six World Boxing Classic. On Saturday, Ward faces Arthur Abraham. Last June, he bullied and battered Allan Green, showing a unique ability to fight the exact way that opponents can't handle, much as he had against Mikkel Kessler in November 2009.
From our original recap:
Andre Ward stayed unbeaten, kept his WBA super middleweight title, and clinched a spot in the Super Six semi-finals with a totally dominant rout of Allan Green. Ward won on unanimous decision scores of 120-108 across the board, which was the same score Bad Left Hook had.
Ward (22-0, 13 KO) started a bit tight, but by the third round was cooking with gas. Most surprising was that he physically bullied and manhandled Green (29-2, 20 KO), and made the 30-year-old Oklahoman look like a club fighter. Ward threw nearly 200 more punches, landing 42 combinations compared to Green's measly six.
Ward was set after this fight to face friend Andre Dirrell, but Dirrell would pull out. Without needing to fight anyone, Ward chose to take a non-tournament fight against Sakio Bika, one of the most dangerous and avoided fighters in the 168-pound division.