RING, WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward said “I can’t wait to get back out there and perform for all my fans” after having endured surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.
Andre Ward on his shoulder injury: “I’ve still got many great years left in this sport. I’m just ready to get on the other side of this procedure and to get back to work.”
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: “I don’t fade and he can’t beat me.”
Gary Russell, Oscar De La Hoya, Andre Ward, Howard Davis and Antonio Tarver are among the former Olympians who reflected on their professional debuts.
Andre Ward’s trainer, Virgil Hunter, craves rematches with Mikkel Kessler and Carl Froch.
Glen Johnson said a deal to challenge IBF super middleweight beltholder Lucian Bute on Nov. 5 in Canada has been finalized.