Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/29/14

OAKLAND, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Mikkel Kessler of Denmark during their WBA Super Middleweight Championship Bout at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on November 21, 2009 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Super middleweight champion Andre Ward has had surgery on his injured right shoulder that will postpone his title bout against Kelly Pavlik for a second time. The fight had originally been scheduled for Jan. 26 in Los Angeles but was postponed until March when Ward hit his shoulder while sparring. After rest did not heal the injury, Ward got a second opinion from San Francisco Giants orthopedic surgeon Dr. Michael Dillingham, who discovered a small tear in Ward's shoulder capsule. Dillingham operated on Ward on Friday and says the surgery went well. Ward is expected to begin rehab within a week.
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