Many fans of boxing have been clamoring to see a mega boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao because of the contrast of styles, but it is pretty clear that “Money” has far too great a reach advantage to be in serious jeopardy of losing that fight. However, Andre Ward is a fighter who boxing purists understand is certainly capable of putting a blemish on the record of “Money May.”
While, Chad Dawson could certainly end up beating AW in September, the Bay Area ”Son Of God” has all the tools necessary to beat FM inside the squared circle. Ward can talk the talk, has the boxing smarts, hunger, toughness, length, quickness and is just reaching his prime at 28..
The truth is Floyd Mayweather (43-0) sees far too much of himself in Andre Ward (25-0) to take this fight because he knows deep down he would likely lose. It is just another unfortunate example of boxing not giving fans what they would really like to see, which is “Money May” lose a boxing match.