ANDRE WARD NEWS

Andre Berto, closing in on 31, ready to put on a show in comeback fight

Andre Berto and his team are preparing to close training camp on Monday and head to Cincinnati for his 2014 debut. The 30-year-old will take on Steve Upsher Chambers in welterweight action in his first bout since suffering a significant shoulder injury in his last outing on July 27, 2013. Berto will return to the ring on the eve of his 31st birthday and the 2004 Haitian Olympian...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
1 day ago  |  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...
Via The Queensbury Rules
8 days ago  |  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...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Latest Court Matter Dismissed

LOS ANGELES, CA - Super middleweight champion Andre Ward finds himself once again on the losing side of the on-going battle he was with  promoter Dan Goossen. His attempt to sever ties has once again been thwarted. According to a report by Kevin Iole: “Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly E. Kendig ruled against Ward’s contention that his contract with Goossen violated Section...
Via BadCulture
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxing great Andre Ward is becoming an afterthought

Much to the dismay of the “Son of God,” Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Kendig upheld Dan Goossen’s promotional contract with Andre Ward on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs), who has also twice been overruled by the California State Athletic Commission, is slated to work with Goossen until November 8, 2016. Ward, who previously hadn’t fought since earning...
Via Sports by Colin
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Andre Ward vs. Mikkel Kessler II happening & if so, is that a good thing?

Late last week the Danish news site ekstrabladet.dk reported that their hometown boxing hero, Mikkel Kessler, and the super middleweight phenom Andre Ward would be getting it on again. The pair originally met in November 2009 as part of the Super Six tournament, and was the first fight where boxing fans well and truly saw what Andre Ward was capable of. Entering as a moderate underdog...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Mississippi State Coach Dan Mullen Gives Walk-On LB DeAndre Ward A Scholarship

It’s always great seeing walk-ons get rewarded for hard work on the football field and in the classroom with a scholarship. The latest example of this came when Mississippi State head football coach Dan Mullen surprised sophomore linebacker DeAndre Ward with a scholarship. Mullen had Ward join him at the front of the room during a team meeting and handed him an envelope. In the...
Via College Spun
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Boxer Andre Ward’s Promoter Suing Him for $10 Million

Ward is the consensus 2nd pound for pound fighter in the world, but has only fought twice in the last three years because of promotional issues with Dan Goosen. Ward has lost every legal case and now Goosen is fed up and is suing Ward according to TMZ. Dan Goossen just filed a defamation lawsuit against his prize fighter in L.A. Superior Court in response to the Ward’s suit last...
Via BlackSportsOnline
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward to fans “My lawsuit with Goossen is not stopping me from fighting!”

With match-ups being thrown around between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Carl Froch and Gennady Golovkin’s recent thumping of Daniel Geale it makes you wonder what is going on with Andre Ward. Ward, seen by myself and many as the #2 best boxer in the world today is the kingpin of the division in which Chavez and Froch campaign in. A potential Chavez/Ward bout has been talked about...
Via Fight Hub TV
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rather than mentioning Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward should finally fight

During a recent interview with Boxing Scene, Andre Ward ridiculously asserted that Gennady Golovkin is afraid to throw fists. Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) will defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts against Australian Daniel Geale on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. In stark contrast to GGG, the 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) has become a glorified spectator who is strictly...
Via Sports by Colin
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

More on Shobox 200: Classic fights all week with Ricky Hatton, Andre Ward & more

Showtime is celebrating its upcoming milestone 200th edition of ShoBox: The New Generation with a four-fight telecast filled with tough matchups for promising prospects this Friday, July 25. The landmark 200th telecast will be supported by a slew of exciting viewing opportunities – from the re-airing of the best ShoBox fights on a nightly basis on SHOWTIME EXTREME®, to compilation...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

#canelolara pro’s picks- Andre Ward, Berto, Malginaggi, Porter & others chime in

In this edition of pro’s picks, we talk to a a handful of fighters about the upcoming match-up between Canelo Alvarez and Erislandy Lara. By the looks of it even the pro’s seem split as just about everyone we have spoken to is not to sure who will win on Saturday night at the MGM Grand. We got Shawn Porter, Andre Berto, Paulie Malignaggi, Joseph Diaz Jr., Alfredo Angulo, John...
Via Fight Hub TV
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Floyd Mayweather nominated for Best Athlete & Fighter at 2014 ESPYs; Pacquiao & Ward also nominated for Fighter

Floyd "Money" Mayweather continues to rack up career accolades as it was announced that he has been nominated for the 2014 ESPY Awards for "Best Male Athlete" and "Best Fighter." While Mayweather has won the ESPY for "Best Fighter" five times, he is the first boxer in the history of the ESPYs to be nominated for "Best Male Athlete."...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy among those nominated for ESPY Awards

ESPY stage | Photo courtesy of PhotoPin. The ESPY awards are given to the athletes who win the fan vote in specific categories; there are 33 total categories. Best Upset UConn winning the NCAA Basketball Championship Mercer defeating Duke in 2nd Round of NCAA Tournament UFC 162: Weidman defeating Silva Best Male Athlete Miguel Cabrera Kevin Durant Peyton Manning Floyd Mayweather...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Earns Two ESPY Nominations

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returns to the octagon next Saturday as she defends her title against Alexis Davis at UFC 175. Regardless if she wins the fight, is Rousey the best female athlete in all of sports? It was announced this morning that Rousey was nominated for two ESPY awards, “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Fighter.” Also receiving nominations...
Via Between The Ropes
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Algieri takes a tough split decision over Ruslan Provodnikov

One of my all-time greatest series’ ever is Deadwood. There are many quotes from the show that I like and one of my favorites is from Dan Dority. It comes from the episode in the third season right before he is about to fight the Captain. “Going wrong is not the end of ******* things…I have come back from plenty of **** that looked like it was going wrong.” Watching the Chris...
Via Fight Booth
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 3 reasons why Ward vs. Froch II makes sense now

Now's the Time for a Rematch Between Andre Ward & Carl Froch: The outcome of the Carl Froch vs. George Groves rematch was as thrilling as it was earthshaking, as Froch imposed his will on his fellow Briton and put him down with a thunderous, one-punch kayo in the 8th Round. In so doing, Froch not only gave 80,000 roaring fight fans plus millions watching on TV a classic boxing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ward gives his side to contract dispute with promoter Dan Goossen

Undefeated super middleweight champion Andre Ward hasn’t fought since his November 2013 lopsided unanimous decision over Edwin Rodriguez and a contract dispute between him and his co-promoter Dan Goossen is to blame. After losing a court battle to terminate his contract last week, which keeps his contract valid until November 2016, Ward will have to fight under Goossen despite...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxing great Andre Ward can’t outmuscle promoter Dan Goossen

Much to the dismay of the “Son of God,” the California State Athletic Commission upheld Dan Goossen’s promotional contract with Andre Ward on Thursday. The 30-year-old Ward (27-0, 14 KOs), who has now failed twice in 10 months to terminate the agreement, is slated to work with Goossen until Nov. 8, 2016. “It’s now time to sit down with Andre and his advisers to put these...
Via Sports by Colin
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ward’s team makes statement: Dan Goossen is cannot deliver for Ward’s career

Andre Ward is embroiled in a legal battle with promoter Dan Goossen of Goosten Tutor Promotions. Now, Ward's team has released a statement detailing their half of the story, and what they feel is really going on. Take a look for the scoop on Ward, his current inactivity, future plans, and more. Here's the statement, put out by Josh Dubin and James Prince on Behalf of Andre...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Loses Case vs Promoter; Remains Under Contract Until 2016

Super Middle Weight champion Andre Ward has been seeking to part from promoter Dan Goossen for over a year now and at the end of 2013 he reached his boiling point. Ward sued Goossen in an attempt to void his contract, which has him under contract until 2016. Today the California State Athletic commission ruled that the contract between the two parties will stand. SI’s Chris Mannix...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxing great Andre Ward must fight more than once annually

Although sidelined due to a promotional dispute, The Ring and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward is seeking more than “just a fight.” Ward (27-0, 14 KOs), who previously hadn’t scrapped since earning a 10th round TKO victory over “Bad” Chad Dawson in September 2012, last exited the squared circle on November 16 after outclassing Edwin Rodríguez to easily safeguard...
Via Sports by Colin
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Ward talks update on ring return and litigation battle with Goossen Tudor Promotions

Since beating Edwin Rodriguez late last year at the Citizens Business Bank Arena, Andre Ward has quietly been fighting in the court room with his promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen Tudor Promotions. It is the main reason as to why the best super middleweight in the world has not had a fight since his manhandling of the Dominican fighter. It is a battle that is currently ongoing, as...
Via Fight Hub TV
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Virgil Hunter feels we will all learn how to appreciate Andre Ward and says he will be back in the ring soon

So where in the world is Andre Ward? Since his blowout of contender Edwin Rodriguez late last year, the second best boxer alive has not had a fight as to date. We are already in March and we have no clear sign of when Ward will be back in the ring. The main reason why is ongoing litigation with Ward’s promoter Goosen Tudor and his desire to either get out of his current contract...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The great Andre Ward would give the bruising Gennady Golovkin ‘a lot of trouble’

Australian prizefighter Jarrod Fletcher thinks Andre Ward would give Gennady Golovkin “a lot of trouble.” Fletcher (18-1, 10 KOs), who won gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, was in attendance when Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs) overwhelmed Osumanu Adama to successfully defend the WBA and IBO middleweight belts earlier this month. Golovkin (29-0, 26 KOs), the recorder...
Via Sports by Colin
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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