Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Following the California State Athletic Commission’s decision to uphold Andre Ward’s contract with Goossen Tutor Promotions, the fighter’s handlers issued the following statement.
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.
Heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Artur Szpillka will meet in a clash of unbeatens in the Jan. 25 co-featured to Mikey Garcia’s WBO 130-pound title defense agaisnt Juan Carlos Burgos on HBO.
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.
Andre Ward on his relationship with promoter Dan Goossen: “If we don’t have an understanding, which it looks like we don’t right now, then we have a major problem.”
RING/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is scheduled to meet with the California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to sever ties with Van Nuys-based promoter Dan Goossen, according to a statement by the Oakland-based fighter.
With a new manager – James Prince – and outlook on boxing, a more-focused Bryant Jennings enters his NBC Sports Net-televised bout with Andrey Fedosov on Friday. The undefeated heavyweight prospect envisions an eventual showdown with Tyson Fury.
Andre Ward says that Carl Froch isn’t at the top of his list of potential opponents but adds that if he did grant the British star a rematch, “I would look to stop him.” Ward will co-commentate the HBO-televised Chad Dawson-Adonis Stevenson fight on Saturday.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on his decision to vacate the WBC’s “Champion Emeritus” title: “I think the fans know and appreciate that I am the super middleweight champion of the world, and I trust that I will continue to be recognized as such.”
Andre Ward spoke to RingTV.com about rehabbing his shoulder injury, fighting in September, doing HBO commentary for the Chad Dawson-Adonis Stevenson fight, a potential showdown with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., fighting in the UK, and making a documentary of his time away from the ring.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage looks to revive his native Detroit with a Feb. 23 victory over Ishe Smith that he hopes will earn him a mega bout opposite Floyd Mayweather or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
Three-division titleholder Shane Mosley could face WBA welterweight beltholder Paulie Malignaggi on April 27 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
A matchup between RING champions Andre Ward and Chad Dawson is “in the works,” according to Ward’s advisor, James Prince.