The World Boxing Association Championships Committee made official several announcements related to the 168-pound division, regarding its super champion Andre Ward, its regular champion, Carl Foch and the interim champion of the division Fedor Chudinov, Continue reading
American 168lb boss Andre Ward, who finally returns to the ring against Britain’s Paul Smith on June 20th in his hometown of Oakland, CA has spoken to fighthype.com following Saturday’s defining fight for Floyd Mayweather, to address the issue of GGG.
There have been numerous times that the Kazakh middleweight punchers trainer – Abel Sanchez – has accused the former P4P American of avoiding stepping in the ring with his fighter – something Ward vehemently denies.
Of the potential for a massive fight with Golovkin – who himself isn’t a huge 160 – and the rumours that have gone back and forth, Ward said; Continue reading
Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin, better known as Triple G, has become a boxing star. His aggressive, drama show style, has sparked the interests of even casual boxing fans.
The way he stalks his opponents, is how you would expect a lion to walk down a gazelle, if it were caught in a 24 x 24 cage. There is no awkward tension, but instead a relaxed predator that knows he is in complete control. Who wouldn’t be entertained by such a show of pugilism?
There are however skeptics, that will bring up the burning question, who has he fought? Continue reading
Paul Smith will face Andre Ward on June 20 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on BET in the United States.
Smith has landed a date with the unbeaten WBA Super Middleweight king following his stellar performances taking Arthur Abraham deep in two challenges for the German’s WBO World title in Germany, and the Liverpool favourite takes on the toughest task of his career with his confidence high. Continue reading
So after much rumour and speculation, the confirmation has finally arrived, and it will be Britain’s Paul Smith (35-5, 20ko) who squares off in the opposite corner to the returning Andre Ward (27-0, 14ko) on June 20th in Oakland, California.
Ward is one of America’s best in my opinion, and despite a 19 month lay-off will walk into this non-title bout a heavy betting favourite against the Liverpool fighter, who has been cruelly referred to by fans as “not even the best super middleweight in the Smith family” in reference to younger brother, undefeated 168lb contender Callum Smith (15-0, 11ko). Continue reading
BET Networks is pleased to announce that it is stepping into the ring with Roc Nation Sports as their exclusive broadcast partner to air live throne boxing events on the network. Continue reading
American 168lb king Andre Ward (27-0, 14ko) has shown a self-deprecating sense of humour in a chat with fighthype.com, jokingly referring to his much talked about comeback as “the comeback 2.0″.
This obviously in reference to the agonising time out of the ring he has had since his last fight way back in November of 2013, and the mooted returns that have previously failed to materialise.
With a smile on his face, S.O.G said of his pencilled in June 20th date, “It’s the comeback 2.0. Let’s just clarify! You gotta laugh at yourself sometimes, man. It (the inactivity) is what it is..” Continue reading
In a recent interview discussing his future, missing in action world class boxer Andre Ward told Sky Sports that he is interested in a rematch with Carl Froch. The two first met in the Super Six Final back in December 2011 when Ward defeated Froch by unanimous decision in a fight that was much less competitive than the scorecards suggested.
“The UK is one thing, Nottingham is something different” said Ward. “I’m not willing to come to Nottingham, I don’t think I should have to, but Wembley stadium, the UK as a whole – I would love to come”. Continue reading
Carl Froch got some pretty bad news with the WBA wanting negotiations between himself and Andre Ward. Froch has already come out and said that fights against Ward, Hopkins and DeGale simply did not interest him and he would likely retire rather than face any of those names. Having beaten Mikkel Kessler in their rematch however, Ward is the only unavenged loss sitting on the Brits resume. Continue reading
Joe Latti, Brick City Boxing – Andre Ward has received scrutiny in his career for not defending his titles as often as many would like. Last week when “The Ring” stripped the super middleweight of his Ring Champion belt and rankings for not defending his title against a top 5 contender the past two years. Rumors and speculation are flying around Twitter this morning as there are talks of a press release that was sent out that says the WBA has ordered Andre Ward (27-0, 1 KO) and Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KO) to square off again. The two parties were told they have 30 days to reach an agreement, and fight within 120 days or they will send the contest purse out for bidding. Continue reading