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Andre Ward Returns 6/20 Against Paul Smith On BET

        BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP TO TELECAST ROC NATION SPORTS throne boxing EVENTS LIVE WITH PREMIERE MAIN EVENT TO FEATURE WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD ————- WARD TO FACE PAUL SMITH ON JUNE 20, 2015 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA LIVE ON BET   NEW YORK — April 23, 2015 — BET Networks is pleased to announce...
Via BadCulture
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward returns June 20 in Oakland vs Paul Smith, coming off two defeats to Abraham

Andre Ward will finally return to action on June 20 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, taking on Paul Smith, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on BET in the United States. Smith has landed a date with the unbeaten star following back to back defeats against Arthur Abraham. While he acquitted himself well in those fights, he lost on both occasions. As for Ward, he’s coming...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Heisman curse for Quarterbacks’ is REAL

All of last year, I had an ideal to write about the curse of the Heisman for quarterbacks once they turn pro. For the most part of my life I remember if a quarterback won the award there was an 80-90 percent chance that they weren’t going to be very good in the NFL. So, I decided to do some research from 1980 forward to see if my theory was true. See below will be all of the Quarterbacks...
Via The Front Office News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

BET enters the boxing arena with Roc Nation Sports alliance

NEW YORK (AP) BET is storming out of its corner with its first-ever rounds of professional boxing. The network, which has traditionally programmed entertainment, music, news and public affairs for the African-American audience, , told The Associated Press it has partnered with Roc Nation Sports to air up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of boxing events in the next 18 months. The...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Will We See Froch v Ward, Or a ‘Cobra’ Retirement?

Will we see Froch vs. Ward II, or a ‘Cobra’ retirement? by  theglobalpanorama  Since the turn of 2015 we’ve heard plenty about a forthcoming Carl Froch vs. Andre Ward rematch and, as is the case with most potential matchups of this scale in the boxing world today, negotiations have proved fiery, public and not very successful. In the final days of February, the WBA ordered...
Via BadCulture
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ward Announces June 20th Return To Ring Date

OAKLAND — Bay Area, get HYPHY, Andre Ward is coming home. On Thursday, via his instagram account, the super middleweight champion announced he will return to fight action on June 20th. Ward, the super middleweight champion, has been inactive since November 13, 2013 when he fought Edwin Rodriguez in Ontario, CA. Since that time, he severed ties with his previous promoter Goossen...
Via BadCulture
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Khan: “Not Many People Know Him ”

DUBAI — As he awaits his next fight, Amir Khan has been back in the gym with stablemate Andre Ward and strength & conditioning coach Tony Brady. In the latest edition of Dubai Global Citizen, where he graces the cover, Khan makes it clear he is still waiting in the wings for the winner of the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao. There’s no mention of IBF champion...
Via BadCulture
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

RocNation Adds Luis Arias, Orlando de Valle To Roster

LAS VEGAS — This week, RocNation added super middleweight Luis Arias and junior featherweight Orlando de Valle to their growing roster of fighters. Arias and de Valle join super middleweight champion Andre Ward and middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Arias, previously signed (or unsigned) to Mayweather Promotions, parted with the Floyd Mayweather led entity in October 2014....
Via BadCulture
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Podcast: Eric Kelly talks Mayweather-Pacquiao, Andre Ward and Adrien Broner

On this edition of The Versus Podcast, we have the legend Eric Kelly hop on the show to talk boxing, women, Cincinnati dudes and keeping your hands up at all times. The post Eric Kelly vs. Eddie Maisonet (The Ice Pick Episode) appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cotto To RocNation, Unification With Bundrage?

2015 is shaping up to be the year of new entities, new alliances and huge power moves. Keeping with the trend, boxing’s biggest free agent Miguel Cotto, announced on ESPN’s First Take Thursday his decision to end his relationship with long time promoter Top Rank and join ranks with Jay-Z’s RocNation Sports. He joins super middleweight champion Andre Ward as the second highly...
Via BadCulture
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Ward dangerously close to being stripped of World Championship

He’s the “Son Of God” and today’s successor to Roy Jones’s role as boxing’s phenom, but Andre Ward is dangerously close to being stripped of his World Super Middleweight Championship by this publication. The Ring magazine has already stripped Ward of their own world championship, and for the same basic reason ProBoxing-Fans.com will in two months time: inactivity. Feuding...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Major changing of the guard underway at 160 & 168 lbs

Middleweight and Super Middleweight Boxing In the Midst Of A Changing Of The Guard: For several years the picture in boxing’s middleweight classes — the 160 and 168 lbs divisions — has been very stable, with a well-defined set of champs and top contenders. In retrospect, that stability began to unravel in May 2014, when Sergio Martinez’s four-year reign as World Middleweight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Ward joins Roc Nation Sports

Andre Ward has officially signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, the boxing arm of which is headed by former Golden Boy exec (and prior to that, DiBella Entertainment) David Itskowitch. Ward's career has been marred by inactivity over the past several years, which has seen him fade from the spotlight despite enormous in the ring success. Ward emerged unbeaten and unscathed from the...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Ward In Talks To Appear in ‘Rocky’ Spin-off Film

  Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net According to the Hollywood Reporter, super middleweight champion Andre Ward and WBO cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew are in talks to appear in the movie Creed, a spinoff of the popular Rocky series that focuses on the Rocky’s first foe Apollo Creed’s grandson. The film, which has been in development for quite some time, will...
Via BadCulture
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Roc Nation Sports’ Deal Great for Boxing

Andre Ward can finally resume his boxing career! Somewhere there is a contingent of ecstatic fans shouting, “The wait is over!” Shortly after severing ties with his prior promotions team, Goossen Promotions, Ward struck a deal with music mogul Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports. Andre Ward’s deal with Roc Nation Sports is good for him […] The post Andre Ward Roc Nation Sports...
Via Outside Analysis
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Super-middleweight champ Ward signs deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation

  Super middleweight champion Andre Ward says he has signed with fledgling promoter Roc Nation Sports. Ward announced the deal with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z's new boxing promotion division Friday. ''Happy to be a part of the (at)RocNation family,'' Ward posted on Instagram under a photo of the boxer and Jay-Z signing the contract. The 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) has fought just twice...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Ward signs promotion deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation

LOS ANGELES (AP) Super middleweight champion Andre Ward says he has signed with fledgling promoter Roc Nation Sports. Ward announced the deal with hip-hop mogul Jay-Z's new boxing promotion division Friday. ''Happy to be a part of the (at)RocNation family,'' Ward posted on Instagram under a photo of the boxer and Jay-Z signing the contract. The 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) has...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

It Makes Sense For Ward To Sign With RocNation

Photo  credit: Andre Ward’s Instagram As Throne Boxing aka RocNation Sports continues to make their presence known this weekend, more breaking news comes forth from boxing’s newest promoter. This morning, via instagram, super middleweight champion, Andre Ward announced he is the latest signee of the corporation head by rap mogul Jay-Z. This announcement follows the announcement...
Via BadCulture
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Boxing Awards Pu Pu Platter, Part II

Sick of the drip-drip-drip of year end boxing awards yet? Hard to blame you, hard to blame you. So we’ll bring out two enormous platters to conclude our 2014 awards. In the first installment, that flavor was heavy and serious. In the second one, that flavor is light and fluffy. Just add “award” at the end of every category below and devour ‘em all. Feel free to send them...
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January 03, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Boxing Fighter Of The Year Nominees

Welcome to The Queensberry Rules’ annual year-end awards, continuing into this week. Here’s how we do it around these parts: The major categories are Knockout of the Year, Round of the Year, Fight of the Year and Fighter of the Year. The final leg, which will finish next week, is a pu pu platter of awards ranging from Trainer of the Year to more frivolous topics. For each category...
Via Bloguin Best
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Most Avoided Boxer Award

Which Boxer is the Most Avoided of the Year? Because boxing is a sport of (theoretically) individual sportsmen, each operating as something like an entrepreneur, it's only natural that fighters and their management are reluctant to make high risk, low return matches. Thus, dangerous but not famous boxers are avoided. Beyond this simple logic, some boxers are established names and...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Future Super Fight: Andre Ward vs. Gennady Golovkin

Previewing a Potential Ward vs. Golovkin Showdown: The super middleweight division is in flux. Andre Ward has been  inactive for a full year, Carl Froch is nearing retirement and there's a group of hungry young contenders rising up through the division. All of this means Ward needs to re-clarify his position as the weight-class’ champion, and its dominant fighter. One weight...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The New King?: Terence Crawford Vs. Raymundo Beltran Preview And Prediction

In Terence Crawford, fighting Saturday evening on HBO, we have the latest contestant for Floyd Mayweather’s successor as the next American superstar boxer — a game show punctuated by the mournful blasts of sad trombones for years now. Chad Dawson? He had the physical talent, but none of the personality, and he petered out. Andre Ward? He had an Olympic gold medal, was battle...
Via Bloguin Best
November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ward In Courtroom By Goossen-Tutor

Dan Goosen beat Andre Ward in court again today, #Goosen 4-0 vs Ward. Todays ruling strengths Goosen's defamation suit vs #Ward! #boxing — Rick Glaser (@RickGlaser1) August 21, 2014 Do you get boxing businessman/Twitter superstar Rick Glaser’s joke? Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward today lost another court battle with his promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen-Tutor, so his...
Via The Queensbury Rules
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ward In Courtroom By Goossen-Tutor

Dan Goosen beat Andre Ward in court again today, #Goosen 4-0 vs Ward. Todays ruling strengths Goosen's defamation suit vs #Ward! #boxing — Rick Glaser (@RickGlaser1) August 21, 2014 Do you get boxing businessman/Twitter superstar Rick Glaser’s joke? Super Middleweight champion Andre Ward today lost another court battle with his promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen-Tutor, so his...
Via Bloguin Best
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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