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Allan Green and Andre Ward: Ready to rumble

Andre Ward

Allan Green has always been under the impression that people undervalue his skills as a fighter. Green said as much at the final press conference on Wednesday.

Green (29-1, 20 KOs) will take on Andre Ward (21-0, 13 KOs) in a 12-round super middleweight bout at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Ca. It's the final fight in Group 1 of SHOWTIME'S Super Six World Boxing Classic.

"To dissect me you've got to have a hell of a scapel...To dissect Allan Green, a hell of a scapel," Green said. "A lot of people tend to think they want to label me as a puncher. True, Iam a puncher, but at the same time a lot of people fail to realize I'm a pure boxer."

For Green, who replaced Jermain Taylor in the Super Six, it's a chance to prove he is a world-class fighter.

"Saturday night, I will be the WBA super middleweight champ," Green said. "That's what I came here for. I know what I can do."

For Ward, the WBA super middleweight champion, it's a chance live up to the hype. Ward had a relatively easy time dispatching Mikkel Kessler in his first Super Six bout last November.

Regarded by many as one of the top young fighters in the business, Ward was humble and direct with his thoughts about Saturday's bout in his hometown. 

"I've been in this game a long time and I understand it's about putting in the work and showing people," Ward said. "It's not about these press conferences. It's not about the interviews. It's about putting in the work and when it's time to show up, show up."


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