During an absence from the ring that followed back-to-back losses, Andre Berto says he was encouraged by RING super middleweight champ Andre Ward and inspired by the memory of Nelson Mandela.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Ward, THE RING’s Nos. 1- and 2-rated boxers, pound-for-pound, also share back-to-back birthdays. Mayweather turned 37 today, a day after Ward celebrated his 30th birthday.
A lot is riding on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s performance in his rematch with Bryan Vera on March 1. The son of the legendary champion knows that an impressive victory can lead to mega-fights with Andre Ward and Carl Froch.
Super middleweight champ Andre Ward spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about his lawsuit, a potential fight with George Groves (for which he says he might be willing to travel to England) and had a few choice words for former foe Carl Froch and potential rival Gennady Golvokin.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on the prospect of facing WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin: “A lot of people say that he’s gotten a lot of unnecessary hype, but I’ve got a lot of respect for Gennady Golovkin…When that fight happens, it’s going to be a great fight for boxing.”
Trainer Virgil Hunter says the best is yet to come from THE RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Carl Froch has two options according to Andre Ward: “He has to rematch [George] Groves or try to avenge his loss to me.”
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward has filed suit against promoter Dan Goossen in an attempt to gain freedom from what he views as an unfairly lengthy contract.
RingTV.com spoke to Sakio Bika before his WBC super middleweight title defense against Anthony Dirrell on Saturday. The rugged veteran shared his thoughts on winning a major belt, the best fighters he’s faced, his upbringing and his rough style: “I always come to fight and give the fans what they want.”
Fight fans share their thoughts on Adonis Stevenson’s and Sergey Kovalev’s crushing Saturday victories and a potential showdown between the light heavyweight punchers, as well as dream ‘Super Six’ tournaments, James Kirkland-Glen Tapia, and more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”