Ward Slaps Kovalev: “We Bullied the Bully!”



Ward Slaps Kovalev: “We Bullied the Bully!”

Andre Ward went right to the masses today, taking to social media to offer some analysis of the fight he won Nov 19 and some of the post fight chatter.

Said Ward, the Cali based boxer who roared back after being knocked down and snagged a controversial decision:


This is what he really means, he doesn't want that inside work!! It's amazing to me that the same guy who said he would kick me in the ring if he had to, the same guy who said he wanted a street fight, is the same guy calling me a dirty fighter & the same guy crying foul because things didn't go his way. The reality is when a guy likes to fight one way, on the outside, and is very uncomfortable fighting inside, they call you a dirty fighter. It's called inside work!! That's the way I was taught, you have to be able to adapt and have more than one style at the highest level. Outside, Mid Range, and Inside, if your going to survive for a long time in this game,” wrote Ward.

“Kov is a good fighter, but has one style. He fought the best fight he could fight and that's the best shape he could possible be in and he got tired!! Say what you may, the worst mistake he made was knocking me down. It woke me up, and from there we went to work. We bullied the bully.”

The next sentence drew extra scrutiny because we thought that the two fighters are contractually bound to glove up again.

“If there is a rematch, we are going to pick up where we left off!! #SOG”

Readers, your thoughts on this Ward combo.

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