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but have to admit Kessler had his ears boxed off, Ward looked great. He frustrated Kessler who at times looked about as technically gifted as well, er Froch did last time out. Ward doesnt really have any power though and never really had Kessler in any trouble. Shame about the head butts and punching coming out of clinches though, was the ref American by any chance??
Nah, no excuses the ref made the right decision in the end taking it to the score cards. I was really hoping for a clean sweep in this first round for the European fighters. Good job i decided against betting on this 1, i was tempted to go for Kessler by TKO. Oh well, No doubt that performance last night will give Froch a confidence boost.
Kassler looked real slow yesterday, his movement was awful. Ward on the other hand was fast, quick and had great feet movement. I cant say im a fan of his 'on the inside, in your face' style of boxing - I mean, id bloody hate to face him - throwing combos is pretty damn difficult if the guy is less than a foot away from you. It looked a bit dirty, Ward looked a bit like a brawler sometimes, and im suprised the refree let them fight out of some of the tie-ups (I think kessler was too). All said, kessler didnt look hurt much at the end, he just didnt do much in the fight, Ward was more busy and deserved to get it on points.
They'd both get sparked out by King Arthur.