HOW WILL ANDRE WARD BE REMEMBERED?
Mickey Helliet He was the peak of his generation, and beat everyone put in front of him. Skills-wise, he was almost on a par with Floyd Mayweather. But unfortunately he had a style that wasn’t popular. I think not getting his TV deal renewed made him retire. Paddy Fitzpatrick As an all-time great. He’s very effective at what he does but he doesn’t get the credit, because to be great you have to fight great fighters. We’ll have to see what Ward’s victims do in the future. But I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him. Anthony Farnell He’ll be remembered as a very good technical boxer by the fans, but not in the same way as a Joe Calzaghe or a Naseem Hamed. Ward has a great jab and boxing brain, but he’s not exciting. He has no charisma. Tommy Coyle He’ll be remembered as an Olympic champion who was a fantastic professional both inside and outside the ring. He didn’t have the most exciting style, but he was never beaten.
‘SKILLS-WISE, WARD WAS ALMOST ON A PAR WITH MAYWEATHER’