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Photos and Quotes: Andre Ward Advances to Super Six Finals by Beating Arthur Abraham

Ward on Abraham

"Arthur Abraham was strong and very determined," Ward said. "He had passionate fans and he didn't want to lose in front of them. I'm going to stay humble and keep working hard. I want to be champion for a long time and take the least amount of punishment possible."

Abraham on Ward and What's Next

"I started well and thought I was doing OK for the first three rounds. He never hurt me and I was blocking all his punches. But then I cramped up when I was trying for the knockout and I couldn't do it. I gave it my all and fought really hard and will stay at super middleweight."

Ward on Adjustments and Froch vs Johnson

"My trainer says that I'm the type of fighter to make adjustments and that's what I did. I wish the refs would have let me fight on the inside - that's what we trained for. But we made adjustments and got the victory. After a hard hit, I would go back to my corner and I would do two things: I would listen to my corner and talk to myself and I would say, ‘Bite down and fight back.'"

"I'll fight Johnson or Froch, but I think the public wants to see Froch-Ward."

After the jump: More photos from the fight.

All photos by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME





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