Mr. Ward handled the analysis over here on ESPN. IMHO he is at this point the finest analyst in the sport. No knock on Andy C. Thoroughly prepared & knows the backgrounds, strengths, & weaknesses of the combatants. The polar opposite of Carl Froch, who phones in his abysmal commentary. While I was always a fan of Froch & believe that he always diligently prepared as a fighter, I couldn't help comparing the contrast in the booth & thinking that the difference when the two men fought might have been due to Froch's inability or unwillingness to equal the competitive drive & 200% effort that seem an integral part of Ward's makeup.
My old man, a massive boxing fan who inculcated me into the sport as soon as I was able to talk, departed this world around the time that Ward entered it. His favorite saying was "Do your best." He would've loved Ward.