Now that Andre Ward reigns as the colossus of the super middleweight division, and stands ready to meet the top light heavyweight in the world, Chad Dawson, asking whether Ward is set to surpass Roy Jones, Jr. is becoming a reasonable question. Indeed, if the buzz on boxing forums is anything to go by, some fans think Ward has already overtaken Roy Jones.
The case of whether Ward will or has already surpassed the Roy Jones legacy hinges on Ward's accomplishments, but also more controversially on Jones' accomplishments. As anyone who is familiar with the career of Roy Jones knows, a considerable amount of ink has been spilled over whether it is as great as his boosters and Jones himself would like us to believe.
The Case for Andre Ward
Ward's victories in the Super Six tournament provide the fodder for his claim to greatness. While none of those victories were by knockout, he beat Mikkel Kessler, Allan Green, Saiko Bika, Arthur Abraham, and Carl Froch, and most important...