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.
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.
Previously undefeated super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has been dropped from THE RING’s 168-pound rankings following his failure to make weight for his challenge to RING champ Andre Ward, who dominated him to decision victory.
Andre Ward spoke to the media after dominating Edwin Rodriguez to a unanimous decision. Ward talked about the Rodriguez bout, the weight and VADA controversies before the fight, potential showdowns with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin, and when he might move to light heavyweight.
Edwin Rodriguez spoke to the media after losing a decision to super middleweight champ Andre Ward. Rodriguez, who didn’t make weight for the fight, says he’s moving up to light heavyweight where his promoter, Lou DiBella, believes he will win a world title. Rodriguez and DiBella believe middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin can give Ward a fight.
Edwin Rodriguez missed weight for Saturday’s fight with Andre Ward, in what is becoming an all-too common story in boxing.
Andre Ward had no trouble making weight for his super middleweight title defense against Edwin Rodriguez, despite being inactive for the last 14 months, tipping the scales at 167.8 pounds. Rodriguez, however, weighed 170 pounds, two pounds over the division limit. (Video added to blog item.)
Fans share their thoughts on James Toney, Anthony Joshua, Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez, the post-Klitschko heavyweight division, Vic Darchinyan, and two mythical matchups (Marvin Hagler vs. Emile Griffith and Ricky Hatton vs. MIguel Cotto) in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Brazilian silver medalist Esqiuva Falcao, whose older brother signed with Golden Boy in October, inked a promotional deal with rival Top Rank.
Mike Tyson will star in an HBO documentary on Saturday night before joining Jim Lampley as co-host for the live telecast of the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez fight.