Andre Ward at presser for fight with Allan Green.

Andre Ward at presser for fight with Allan Green.

Andre Ward speaks at press conference

Andre Ward and Allan Green didn't waste anytime exchanging verbal barbs at a recent press conference to promote their Super Six World Boxing Classic bout on June 19 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.

Ward (20-0, 13 KOs) won the WBA super middleweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Mikkel Kessler last November. Green (29-1, 20 KOs), who replaced Jermain Taylor in the super six, scored a unanimous decision win over Tarvis Simms last September.

Green was clearly not impressed with Ward's skills or his win over Kessler.

“Andre Ward is a good fighter; a good young fighter.  Very skilled, very talented and I do respect his skills," Green said. "But against a fighter like myself, he is going to have to bring a lot more to the table than he did against Mikkel Kessler."

Ward responded in kind.

As usual, I have another opponent talking loud and minimizing what I have done, and that’s ok," said Ward. "At some point in time, the world is going to have to give us our just due, but I don’t look for it right now."



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