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. " Ward and Froch were slated to meet Oct. 29 before Ward was injured in training and the fight was rescheduled. Ward needed stitches for a cut above his right eye. Ward still hasnt lost a bout since he was an amateur. He entered the Super Six tourney as an underdog to the more experienced Arthur Abraham, Froch and Mikkel Kessler. His masterful performance in Atlantic City proved himself as the best of them all. Ward smothered Froch when they were close, then ducked and slipped and kept his distance from Froch for most of the bout. Ward said he was surprised at how slow Froch was during the 12-round fight. Ward landed 243 of 573 of his punches (42 per cent) while Froch was a miserable 23 per cent (156 of 683). Froch, who lost and regained his WBC belt during the unique tournament, averaged only 56 punches per round after averaging 69 in his previous four Super Six fights. "I never found myself in the zone where I could get my shots off and do what I want," Froch said. "Thats something Im going to have to work on in the gym." Froch, 34, went 4-1 in the previous rounds of the tournament. He opened with a 12-round decision over Andre Dirrell on Oct. 17, 2009, then rebounded from the first loss of his career -- a 12-round decision to Kessler on April, 24, 2010 -- with decision victories over Abraham and Glen Johnson, respectively. "Im at the end of a wonderful run of fights," Froch said. "Ive been beat before and Ive come back stronger." Froch wants his next fight in England. Ward simply wants some rest. The 26-month tournament took a bit of a hit in prestige and dragged on as various boxers dropped out because of injuries. And other contenders, such as IBF champion Lucian Bute, opted not to participate. Frochs loss is yet another blow to British boxing, which has suffered since former champions Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton retired. Heavyweight David Haye lost support with a listless performance against champion Wladimir Klitschko last July, and middleweight prospect Darren Barker has yet to record a signature victory. But no matter to Ward. He proved himself as one of the elite, posting an 11th-round TKO over Kessler, then winning decisions over Allan Green and Abraham. He also beat Sakio Bika over that span. Ward dominated with the sharp left hook in the first few rounds to set the tone for the rest of the lopsided bout and add the tournament trophy to go with his Olympic gold and his collection of alphabet belts. "Believe it or not," Ward said, "you guys havent seen the best of Andre Ward." ' ' '