Andre Ward, a man who went 32 fights with 32 victories in his career, has been giving his thoughts on a bout between two undefeated boxers in Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr.
Ward made a career out of making calculated decisions in the ring, and his predictions in retirement take the same approach. Catching up with FightHype.com, the Olympic Gold Medallist said that adaptability was key to victory.
“I think Crawford probably leads more than he counter punches. Because when you know you can hit somebody and you can make them do funny things, it’s hard to not want to fight that way. I look at him as a dude that can do a lot of different things.”
“I look at Spence as a guy who can do a lot of different things. But what I’m interested in is, when that fight starts, and adjustments need to get made, I want to see who’s making them adjustments.”
“When they both get in deep water – because they’re both going to get tested in a different kind of way – I want to see the response. I’m looking for those kinds of things, those deeper layer types of things, and we won’t get those answers until they fight.”
Crawford vs Spence will be high up on the lists of most hardcore fans in terms of fights they want to see. This year, we’ve come closer than ever. It’s almost a certainty that discussions behind the scenes are ongoing, and every so often a development or potential hold up finds its way into the news.
If and when the fight is made, Ward is as curious as the rest of us in terms of how it will play out and who will ultimately have their hand raised.
“Too close of a fight to call. They just gotta’ get it done. I hope they get it done. I think there’s a lot at stake for both guys.”