Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ward: Froch Rematch Must Be on Neutral Ground

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Ward: Froch Rematch Must Be on Neutral Ground

Article excerpt

ANDRE Ward has revealed he would be happy to give Carl Froch a rematch in the United Kingdom - but said he will not face the Nottingham fighter in his hometown.

The prospect of a second bout between the pair has been raised by the WBA ordering its two super-middleweight champions to face each other, with Ward the governing body's "Super" champion and Froch the "World" titlist.

Ward outpointed Froch in December 2011 at Atlantic City to unify the WBC and WBA crowns, but the Californian has fought just twice since then due to promotional disputes.

Now that has been resolved, with Ward signing with music mogul Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports earlier this year, the 31-year-old has set his sights on Froch.

"Carl - we're waiting on you to pick up the phone and call," the unbeaten Ward told Sky Sports. "If you want to fight, and you want to avenge the loss or attempt to avenge the loss that you say you so desperately want to avenge, you need to pick up the phone, we need to try to figure it out. …

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