RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his titles against unbeaten challenger Edwin Rodriguez Nov. 16 on HBO.
2012 Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter was in attendance at last Saturday’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez, and had a lot to say about the art of boxing, Matthysse's lack of "oomph," and Andre Ward's next assignment.
HBO commentator and super middleweight champion Andre Ward caused a buzz when he showed up at rival network Showtime's Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez weigh-in on Friday.
Super middleweight champion Andre Ward will sign autographs on Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at The Shoe Palace at the Fashion Show Mall on The Strip in Las Vegas.
Boxing insiders are split on who they think will win the 154-pound match between IBF titleholder Ishe Smith and challenger Carlos Molina, both of whom have overcome adversity to be on the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez PPV undercard.
RingTV's Alan Massengale reports from the recent Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera press conference in L.A., where the two super middleweights will fight on Sept. 28. Massengale spoke to Chavez, Bob Arum and Vera. Chavez says he's rededicated to boxing. Arum says if that's true a showdown with Andre Ward could happen in 2014.
Andre Ward discusses his relationship with promoter Dan Goossen, criticism of his drawing power, and a potential bout with Edwin Rodriguez in an exclusive RingTV.com Q&A.
As one of the many fighters who makes his living outside the limelight, longtime Andre Ward sparring partner Tony Hirsch hasn't had it easy. On Saturday he hopes to begin his own journey towards the big stage.
Former light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud calls his clash with hard-hitting RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson "a dangerous fight" -- for Stevenson.
Former light heavyweight beltholder Tavoris Cloud says RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson is "totally overlooking" him," which, he adds, is "not the smartest thing for him to do."
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson on Emanuel Steward: "When he saw me, he said, 'You're going to be a superstar in boxing.' He told me, 'You have amazing power.'"
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson is focused on Tavoris Cloud and Tony Bellew, even as he mulls the idea of eventually facing Bernard Hopkins or Andre Ward.
Fans are still buzzing about Gennady Golovkin and the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s future. Dougie is asked to give his thoughts on a number of matchups (potential and mythical) for Golovkin as well as other fan friendly fights in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Talks have begun for a potential British super middleweight showdown between promotional stablemates Carl Froch and George Groves, who could meet in a bout later this year, their promoter, Eddie Hearn, of MatchroomSport, informed RingTV.com.
After demolishing Matthew Macklin, Gennady Golovkin said he wants to face the best middeweights -- including Daniel Geale, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Martin Murray -- before targeting RING champs Sergio Martinez and Andre Ward. "GGG" says his "dream fight" is vs. Floyd Mayweather.
Super middleweight champ and HBO commentator Andre Ward was impressed with Gennady Golovkin's KO of Matthew Macklin, but still views RING champ Sergio Martinez as the No. 1 middleweight. Ward says he'll fight Golovkin if the KO artist keeps winning and the public demands a showdown.
Fans from around the world provide plenty of feedback on Gennady Golovkin's impressive body shot KO of Matthew Macklin and wonder what's next for the formidable middleweight titleholder in this week's Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
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."
Fans from around the world give their two cents on tomorrow’s Gennady Golovkin-Matthew Macklin middleweight fight, Adrien Broner’s attitude and future, Vanes Martirosyan, the Ricky Burns-Raymundo Beltran fight, and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
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.
Read on for fan opinions and questions about the Yuriorkis Gamboa-Darley Perez fight, Colombian boxers, mythical Super Six tournaments, plus more feedback on Mayweather-Canelo and Pacquiao-Rios, in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Coming off a TKO loss to Andre Ward in his last bout, Chad Dawson – who has been an uneven performer in the ring – knows that he can’t afford a lackluster fight against Adonis Stevenson on HBO on Saturday.
Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
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.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He'll run and he'll box, but he'll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit."
Fans give their two cents on the Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez showdown, the 152-pound catchweight, and Carl Froch's pound-for-pound rating (or lack of in THE RING), plus lots of mythical matchups, in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
RingTV.com’s resident “Travelin’ Man Lee” Groves gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at last Saturday’s Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II event in London as well as CompuBox statistical analyses of the thrilling return bout and a potential Andre Ward-Froch rematch.
Read on for fan feedback on Carl Froch’s stirring rematch victory over Mikkel Kessler, along with thoughts and questions on what's next for both super middleweights, other subjects (and, of course, mythical matchups), in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
World titleholder Carl Froch will target a rematch with unbeaten American Andre Ward later this year following his thrilling, unanimous points victory in a war against nemesis Mikkel Kessler.
Andre Ward on a rematch with Carl Froch in England: "Froch's promoter needs to show how bad he wants it."
Fans on both sides of The Pond are excited about Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II and many have submitted their questions and opinions about tomorrow's big rematch in London to Dougie's Friday mailbag (along with emails about what's next for Lucas Matthysse). Enjoy!
IBF super middleweight beltholder and THE RING's No. 1-rated 168 pounder Carl Froch has the home advantage on Saturday against THE RING's No. 2-rated super middleweight Mikkel Kessler, who win their first clash by unanimous decision.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: "Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we'll find out then if I'm tailor-made for him."
Carl Froch is unsure how electric the O2 Arena in London will feel on Saturday when his anticipated super middleweight title showdown against Mikkel Kessler begins to sizzle, but he knows they will give 18,000 sell-out crowd something to cheer about.
Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Andre Ward, who has faced and defeated both Mikkel Kessler and Carl Froch, wiill be a ringside commentator for Saturday's rematch between the super middleweight rivals.
Going into the anticipated HBO-televised Mikkel Kessler-Carl Froch rematch this Saturday, HBO commentator Jim Lampley considers Froch the better fighter and Kessler the better boxer.
Andre Ward said Bernard Hopkins "took a young fighter to school" in Tavoris Cloud, that Guillermo Rigondeaux "boxed beautifully" against Nonito Donaire, and that Floyd Mayweather Jr. "re-invented himself" against Robert Guerrero.
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.
Olympic gold medalist and former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa will meet Colombia's Darley Perez in an HBO-televised lightweight match on June 8 in Montreal.
The hand injury that forced Lucian Bute to postpone his May 25 showdown with Jean Pascal has also resulted in the entire Montreal card to be cancelled. It is not known if the Canadian broadcast of Kessler-Froch II will air without Bute-Pascal.
RING junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is expected to be ringside for Saturday night's clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Abner Mares recognizes that fellow two-divsion beltholder and current WBC featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon represents "stepping into a heavier weight class" and "going in against a heavy puncher."
Tranquillity in the gym appears to be the key to Amir Khan's comeback. The former 140-pound titleholder says the quiet atmosphere of new trainer Virgil Hunter's gym has him focused to succeed against next foe, Julio Diaz, who he faces in Sheffield, England on Saturday.
Saul Alvarez: "On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his."
Guillermo Rigondeaux on his fighting style: "I have to make a living, you know, for my family. There are going to be days when I go after it, and then there are going to be days where you box. I had everything under control throughout the fight."
Unbeaten welterweight prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison will face an opponent to be determined on May 18 from the University of The District of Columbia.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander hopes to remain on the May 18 Showtime doubleheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City even though his original opponent Kell Brook has pulled out with an injury.
Andre Ward called Guillermo Rigondeaux "a sharpshooter" against Nonito Donaire, adding, "this is the best I've ever seen him look." Of the criticisms of Rigondeaux's strategy, Tim Bradley said, "If you want to see blood and guts, and you want to see warrior-type of fights, then you should definitely hit MMA."
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.
Well-traveled super middleweight Sakio Bika will face Marco Antonio Periban for the WBC title following Andre Ward's being declared "Champion Emeritus."
Alfredo Angulo says his work with trainer Virgil Hunter is taking him back to fundamentals and adding deeper tactics to his game, which will mean a great fight for fans when he faces Erislandy Lara on June 8.
Read on for a ton of fan feeback on Mike Alvarado’s stirring rematch victory over Brandon Rios, plus questions on what’s next for both fighters, Gennady Golovkin, the red-hot 140- and 147-pound divisions and more, in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
RING super middleweight champ Andre Ward broke down Mike Alvarado's thrilling rematch victory over Brandon Rios for RingTV.com. Ward also talked about his return to the ring and potential fights with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin.
Undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin answered fan questions about who the thinks would give him the best fights at 154, 160 and 168 pounds; and about dream matches vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Floyd Mayweather.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal has signed to face former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute in an all-Canadian clash on May 25.
Bernard Hopkins has seemingly done it all at middleweight and light heayvweight. Is a challenge to Alexander Povetkin the best way to close out his legendary career? Andre Ward, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Povetkin's promoter don't rule it out.
Andre Ward on Bernard Hopkins: "You know, I think this is the first time that I've seen Bernard Hopkins get embraced from the beginning of an event to the end of an event. But, I mean, look how long it took."
Bernard Hopkins dethrones Tavoris Cloud to become the oldest man to win a major boxing title at age 48.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward called IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud "an option" if Cloud defeats Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night.
Read on for fan thoughts and questions about Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins, Keith Thurman-Jan Zaveck, Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero, Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout, what’s next for Manny Pacquiao and Andre Ward, plus other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward received clearance to return to training after undergoing last month's shoulder surgery.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward has received clearance to return to training after undergoing shoulder surgery last month.
Robert Guerrero: "I'm a man of faith. I'm a man of God, and I feel that God has put me in this position for a reason: Not to humble the world of boxing, but to humble Floyd Mayweather."
Floyd Mayweather signed a groundbreaking pay-per-view venture with Showtime and the cable network's parent company, CBS Corporation, staring with a May 4 fight with Robert Guerrero. Under the terms of the deal, Mayweather could fight six times in 30 months.
Former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute could meet ex-light heavyweight beltholder Jean Pascal in an all-Canadian affair that may jeopardize a rematch between Pascal and RING light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.
RingTV.com's Ryan Songalia spoke to Virgil Hunter about his the ace trainer's fighters: Demetrius Andrade, Amir Khan, Andre Ward and Mike Dallas Jr. Hunter says Dallas, a big underdog against Lucas Matthysse, will surprise fans on Saturday.
Mikey Garcia turned top-rated Orlando Salido into helpless prey to win THE RING featherweight title in a break-out performance Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik, 30, has announced his retirement with a record of 40-2 that includes 34 knockouts.
Does the presence of referee Steve Smoger favor the power of Gennady Golovkin or the potential for improvisational creativity from the rugged Gabriel Rosado?
WBO featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido aspires to a similar performance against Mikey Garcia as he had during two knockout victories over Juan Manuel Lopez.