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The joy of Andre Ward

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American super middleweight Andre Ward is the sole prizefighter I routinely review in slow motion, the only active world champion whose subtleties bring a continuing euphoria of discovery to me. Ward is, in his way, our sport’s most unpredictable fighter, and most complicated fighter – or did you think he cleaned out the once-competitive 168-pound division some other way? Saturday ... Read More »

Ward decisions Rodriguez in rough, ugly contest

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It started at yesterday’s weigh-in when Edwin Rodriguez failed to make weight for his WBA Super Middleweight clash with Andre Ward. Then he and Ward engaged in an ugly fight that saw Ward easily score a twelve round unanimous decision ast the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The fight started out with Rodriguez running across the ring and ... Read More »

WARD LAYS DOWN GAUNTLET BY DECLARING TO KNOCKOUT ‘DELUSIONAL’ FROCH IN REMATCH AHEAD OF FIGHT THIS WEEKEND LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (16 Nov) – Super-middleweight king Andre Ward has laid down the gauntlet to Carl Froch, declaring he can knockout the ‘delusional’ British star in a world title unification rematch. The WBA Super and Ring Magazine world champion has opened the door to a potential blockbuster matchup against the reigning IBF world champion Froch, should both men come through their ... Read More »

Rodriguez overweight for Ward showdown

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Super Middleweight Edwin Rodriguez was 2 pounds over the 168 pound weight limit for his Saturday fight with champion Andre Ward in Ontario, California according to Dan Rafel of espn.com “We’re going to work on [losing the 2 pounds]. I feel pretty good,” Rodriguez said while still at the scale after being overweight. “I’m gonna work on it.” “I think ... Read More »

KHAN HAILS STABLEMATE WARD AS ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST AND BACKS HIM TO SHINE ON RING RETURN LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (Nov 15) – Boxing ace Amir Khan has hailed stablemate Andre Ward as one of the world’s very best, declaring that he’ll make an explosive ring return this weekend, live on BoxNation. The super-middleweight world champion, who holds the WBA Super and Ring Magazine titles, makes his long-awaited return to the squared circle following an injury to his shoulder ... Read More »

Setting 2014’s Table: Andre Ward gets his turn

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It’s your turn, Andre Ward. Ward’s comeback Saturday night in Ontario, Calif., against Edwin Rodriquez (HBO 10 p.m. ET/PT) is just the latest in a succession of Saturdays that sets the table for 2014 and perhaps beyond. It started with Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight stoppage of Curtis Stevens on Nov. 2 in New York, continued with Mikey Garcia’s junior-lightweight knockout of ... Read More »

ANDRE WARD AND EDWIN RODRIGUEZ Quotes

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ONTARIO, CA (Nov. 14) — Andre Ward & Edwin Rodriguez get up close and personal at the final press conference before they colllide for Ward’s WBA & Ring Magazine Super Middleweight Title Saturday night in the fight dubbed “THE RETURN.” Andre “S.O.G.” Ward: “I’m locked in. I take this sport real serious. And he (Rodriguez) is going to find that ... Read More »

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT KING WARD LOOKS TO CAPITALISE ON UNDEFEATED RODRIGUEZ’S ‘FROCH-LIKE’ EAGERNESS LIVE ON BOXNATION

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LONDON (14 Nov) – Boxing’s best super middleweight, Andre Ward, returns to the ring this Saturday following a 14-month layoff, adamant he can take advantage of his opponent’s all guns blazing approach. The WBA super-middleweight world champion, who also holds The Ring Magazine equivalent, is set to make his eagerly anticipated return this weekend against the undefeated Edwin Rodriguez, after ... Read More »

BOXNATION’S BULGING CALENDAR STARTS OFF WITH MIKEY GARCIA’S WORLD TITLE HUNT AGAINST ROMAN MARTINEZ LIVE THIS WEEKEND

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LONDON (8 Nov) – Rising star Mikey Garcia’s battle with WBO super-featherweight world champion Roman Martinez this weekend will act as the appetiser before BoxNation’s incredible festive fight feast. The world’s best boxing channel kicks-off what will be a mouth-watering next couple of months with the fight games biggest cards set to be featured live and exclusive all the way ... Read More »

Super-middleweight king Andre Ward’s world title showdown added to stacked BoxNation calendar

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ONDON (31 Oct) – BoxNation’s knockout November is set to pack even more of a punch with the channel adding super-middleweight supremo Andre Ward’s crunch world title clash with undefeated Edwin Rodriguez to its star studded lineup. The encounter sees the world’s best 168-pounder, Ward, defend his WBA world super-middleweight title on November 16th in Ontario, California against the ferocious ... Read More »

2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina Wins big in Toluca Mexico

SHERMAN OAKS, CA (September 30, 2013) – Oscar Molina (7-0, 6 KOs), who represented Mexico in the 2012 Olympic Games will return on November 16, 2013 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California looking for his eighth professional victory as he takes on Carlos “Gallo” Sanchez in a 6-round bout underneath the Andre Ward vs. Edwin Rodriguez WBA ... Read More »

“2 Days: Andre Ward” Premieres Tuesday, November 5 on HBO®

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Oct. 22, 2013 – HBO Sports® debuts an all-new installment of “2 Days” when the feature segment returns Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 10:15 p.m. (ET/PT) with a behind-the-scenes look at super middleweight sensation Andre Ward, one of boxing’s elite pound-for-pound fighters. “2 Days” is a revealing and intimate look at a 48-hour span in the life of a boxer in ... Read More »

Andre Ward Risks WBA Super Middleweight Title Against Undefeated Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday, November 16, 2013 from Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA Televised Live on HBO®

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HERMAN OAKS, CA (September 20, 2013) – Following slightly more than a year’s absence from the ring due to injury, Bay Area hero, 2004 U.S. Olympic gold medalist and current WBA and Ring Magazine World Super Middleweight Champion, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward makes his highly anticipated return to the ring defending his title against Edwin Rodriguez on Saturday, November 16 at ... Read More »

FORMER TWO-DIVISION WORLD CHAMPION ZSOLT ERDEI WANTS THE BEST CALLS OUT WARD

New York, NY (7/29/13) – Former light heavyweight and cruiserweight world champion Zsolt Erdei (33-1, 18KO’s) isn’t looking for any easy fights after suffering his first professional defeat in a razor-thin and questionable split decision loss to Denis Grachev in the first leg of the Monte-Carlo Million Dollar Super 4 Tournament. Erdei is instead offering up his services to super ... Read More »

California Commission sides with Goossen on Ward dispute

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The California State Athletic Commission sided with promoter Dan Goossen in his dispute filed by world Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward according to Dan Rafael of espn.com “We’ve enjoyed a very honorable and successful relationship with Andre Ward and I can only hope having to go through this whole legal process will only strengthen our relationship moving forward,” Goossen said. ... Read More »

Back in the Debate: Ward’s skillful snub of the WBC re-ignites pound-for-pound campaign

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Andre Ward kept himself in the pound-for-pound debate with smarts evident all over again this week when he trashed the World Boxing Council with skillful subtlety. In saying no to a meaningless belt in a prepared statement Monday, Ward saved himself some future sanctioning fees and was rewarded with applause for a demonstration that represented no risk to him. Taking ... Read More »

ANDRE WARD SET TO BEGIN REHAB AFTER SUCCESSFUL SURGERY

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Sherman Oaks, CA (Jan. 7) – Deferring to the recommendation of a noted Bay Area orthopedic specialist after receiving a second opinion on his injured right shoulder, reigning WBA, WBC and Ring Super Middleweight World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward underwent successful surgery, which will keep him out of action for an indefinite period and has forced the postponement of his ... Read More »

Ward – Pavlik off due to Ward Shoulder surgery

The postponed fight between World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward and former Middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik is now off due to Ward needing shoulder surgery according to Dan Rafael of espn.com The bout was originally scheduled for January 26th and then moved to March 2nd after Ward suffered the injury. Pavlik’s manager Cameron Dunkin told ESPN.com that he was notified ... Read More »

Ward injures shoulder; Fight with with Pavlik postponed

According to Dan Rafael of espn.com, World Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward suffered a shoulder injury that will him force him to postpone his January 26th title defense with Kelly Pavlik. “He felt a little tweak when he threw a punch and stopped immediately,” Ward’s promoter, Dan Goossen, told ESPN.com on Thursday. “He didn’t really think it was that damaging ... Read More »

SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WARD VS. PAVLIK HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ELIMINATION ARREOLA vs. STIVERNE SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2013 GALEN CENTER AT USC LOS ANGELES, CA

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 27) – On Saturday, January 26, World Champion Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (26-0, 14 KO’s) of Oakland, CA takes on Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs) of Youngstown, Ohio in what promises to be a thrilling WBA and WBC Super Middleweight World Championship Bout. This event will be the first boxing event at the Galen Center at ... Read More »

SIX PAST U.S. OLYMPIANS, OSCAR DE LA HOYA, HOWARD DAVIS, RAUL MARQUEZ, GARY RUSSELL JR. ANTONIO TARVER & ANDRE WARD REFLECT ON PRO DEBUTS

INDIO, CALIF. (Nov. 9, 2012) – The transition from amateur to professional in sports is a rite of passage for nearly all athletes who earn pay for play. For many Olympic athletes, however, there is added pressure due to real or perceived expectations of them as professionals. Such is the case with Olympic boxers the world over who don’t have ... Read More »

Froch’s last fight at home? ‘True Brit: Froch vs. Mack’ Live Nov. 17 in U. S. on PPV

HOBOKEN, N.J. (October 30, 2012) — With a rematch against former World champion Lucian Bute still on the cards, as well as potential grudge rematches against Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler in International Boxing Federation (IBF) super middleweight champion Carl “The Cobra’s” Froch’s future, the 34-year-old British favorite admitted that his November 17th title defense against Yusaf Mack, headlining the ... Read More »

Andre Ward’s hometown: Pleasant surprises and a mean streak

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Last week’s fight headquarters were at Marriott City Center in the middle of this recovering town. Friday night Andre Ward sat in its lobby area, his back to the window, a white baseball cap pulled over his eyes. His face was darker than it appears on television, and meaner too. It was the first glimpse of a ... Read More »

Andre Ward fights for local fans, and to find more of them

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OAKLAND, Calif. – Saturday Andre Ward made the most impressive showing of his career, stopping lineal light heavyweight world champion Chad Dawson in round 10 before an impassioned hometown crowd. Impressive, Ward’s performance certainly was. Whether it was enough to make him the superstar some aficionados feel he deserves to be, though, remains to be seen. “I’m here to see ... Read More »

The Verdict is in, Ward is the Heir

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OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — In another virtuoso performance, unified super middleweight champion Andre Ward thrilled his local following in dismantling reigning recognized light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson with a tenth-round stoppage at the Oracle Arena on Saturday night. With the win, and the way in which he claimed it, Ward must now be considered the obvious choice to eventually succeed Floyd ... Read More »

Fight For The Future: With Ward-Dawson, Martinez-Chavez and Canelo-Lopez, it’s underway

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It’s hard to know whether September’s promise is a new dawn or just a familiar set of oncoming headlights in another head-on collision with a demise predicted and heightened by August’s doom and gloom. No matter how you look at Andre Ward-versus-Chad Dawson Saturday in Oakland, Calif., and a dueling Las Vegas’ twin bill on Sept. 15 featuring Sergio Martinez-Julio ... Read More »