Andre Ward Returns To The Ring This Thursday

The last time 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist Andre "S.O.G." Ward walked into a ring in San Jose, CA as part of FSN's BEST DAMN FIGHT NIGHT PERIOD, he was still just a barely more than an amateur fighter. With just four fights under his belt, Ward was still learning the nuances of being a pro and how he would have to prepare himself for a shot at a title..

The lessons have been learned. In a fight airing on FSN on Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 PM local, Ward (14-0, 9 KOs) looks to build on his undefeated record and propel himself into the realm of top title contenders.

In a 10-round super middleweight bout, Ward faces a tough task, taking on Rubin "Mr. Hollywood" Williams (29-3-1, 16 KOs), a Detroit brawler who has proven tough to knock down and promises to come out swinging against the Olympian.

In the undercard, two up-and-coming fighters square off in a six-round junior middleweight fight. San Francisco's power punching Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield (5-0-1, 5 KOs) battles rising star Francisco "Chia" Santana (8-0, 4 KOs), who hails from Santa Barbara, CA.

Best Damn Sports Show Period's Chris Rose hosts the fight night. Award-winning announcer Rich Marotta calls the fight alongside analyst Sean O'Grady. Emmy-award winner Bob Steinfeld produces the fight for FSN.


FSN is the nation's leading provider of local sports. FSN's 16 owned-and-operated regional networks and its affiliated networks reach more than 70 million homes across the U.S. FSN serves as the TV home to nearly two-thirds of all MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States. FSN also produces close to 5,000 live local events each year, including more than 1400 in high definition. In addition to its thousands of home team games and a wide variety of locally produced sports programs, FSN televises national sports events and programs, including Pac-10 and ACC basketball and Pac-10 and Big 12 football.

Article posted on 24.03.2008

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