This Saturday, June 19th, the Super Six tournament resumes with an intriguing second round match up between Andre Ward and Allan Green. Ward, who won his first round bout via decision over early favorite Mikkel Kessler, gets to enjoy a hometown advantage for the second straight time fighting out of Oakland, California. His opponent, Green, was not an original participant in Showtime’s super middleweight round robin. He replaced Jermain Taylor after Taylor was brutally stopped by Arthur Abraham and was unable to continue with his tournament obligations.
Although many considered Lucian Bute as the best super middleweight who was not involved in the tourney, Bute was unavailable so Allan Green was selected to take Taylor’s place. Green is a worthy entrant due to his memorable win over Jaidon Codrington and recent six fight winning streak. While Ward is known for his incredible speed, athleticism, and boxing ability, Green is more rugged and possesses one punch KO power.
The Super Six tournament has been a smashing success so far, providing fans with entertaining bouts between the elite fighters of the super middleweight division. One of the winning elements of this tournament is that each bout is evenly matched on paper and tough to predict. The team of writers at RSR take a crack at predicting Ward vs. Green.
Allan Green is going to pull the upset with a stoppage. Ward does well with slow plodders like Kessler and Miranda, but Green has timing and a big punch and it will be interesting to see if he can avoid it for 12 rounds. I don’t think that he can. Green by TKO in 8.
Considering that Green must come up with a victory to match the other fighters in the tournament, this fight will be a tough one. Ward fought well against the technical Kessler and came away with the TD. Green will have to be aggressive from the get go and take the fight to Ward. Ward has confidence and the hometown crowd in his favor. Great matchup, but if I had to choose, I’d choose Andre “S.O.G.” Ward over 12 rounds – split decision.
Andre Ward has real superstar potential. His dazzling hand and foot speed made a highly-regarded Mikkel Kessler look like a one-dimensional plodder in their (relatively) recent bout. I would be surprised if he didn’t beat Allan Green in a similar manner. Green has a puncher’s chance, but it is hard to see him coping with Ward’s angles, speed, and general ring smarts. Andre Ward to win by lopsided points decision.
Mike “Rubber Warrior” Plunkett
Andre Ward by wide unanimous decision.
Daniel “Tex” Cohen
Ward is on top of the world right now, and Allan Green is a heck of a fighter. I expect a good scrap that ends with one of these fellas walking away with some real street credibility and a name on the resume. And I expect that man to be Ward. The young fighter has shown us plenty in the last few fights and has now pulled a pair of upsets in his young career. His team built him up perfectly, matching him with a variety of styles in ascending talent levels.
Green has tremendous talent and his tale might be different if he had not felt ill entering his fight against Edison Miranda, but history is history, and something doesn’t sit right with me about him. Green has looked uncomfortable in the ring for many of his biggest fights. Ward by clear UD.
Gary “Digital” Williams
Andre Ward has the power, speed and has fought better competition recently. I like Ward by late stoppage or decision.
“Bad” Brad Berkwitt
Andre Ward by decision. After his upset over Mikkel Kessler, I think Ward can go all the way in this tournament!
Ward has impressed and surprised me as he has stepped up in competition. I’m officially on the bandwagon so I go with Ward on points, befuddling the game but out-classed Green.
Lawrence Owens (Lawrence’s Comedy Show Dates)
Andre Ward by UD over Allan Green
Gary Owen (Gary’s Official Website)
Andre Ward is no joke especially after his win over Kessler. Ward takes this one by UD.
Andre Ward – 9
Allan Green – 1