Josh Dubin and James Prince Statement on Behalf of Andre Ward

Andre Ward - Dan Goossen likes to put out press releases that confuse the issue - so on behalf of Andre Ward, we want to be crystal clear: the 'legal issues' that he referred to are only just getting underway.  It is only after a California judge or jury speaks that the legal issues will be resolved.

Dan Goossen likes to put out press releases that confuse the issue – so on behalf of Andre Ward, we want to be crystal clear: the ‘legal issues’ that he referred to are only just getting underway. It is only after a California judge or jury speaks that the legal issues will be resolved.

Today’s decision from the California State Athletic Commission was not unexpected. From the very start, we do not feel that the commission has been looking out for the best interests of Andre Ward, the very boxer they are supposed to protect.

To the contrary, for some inexplicable reason, the CSAC has continually bent over backwards to try to accommodate a promoter who we feel is taking horrible advantage of Andre and his career.

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Mayweather-Maidana Final Presser Quotes

Floyd Mayweather Jr, Marcos Maidana, Mayweather vs. Maidana - (Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2014) – A focused Floyd Mayweather stated Saturday’s SHOWTIME® PPV showdown with Marcos Maidana could be the best performance of his storied career knowing that Marcos Maidana has knockout percentage of more than 80 percent.

(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2014) – A focused Floyd Mayweather stated Saturday’s SHOWTIME® PPV showdown with Marcos Maidana could be the best performance of his storied career knowing that Marcos Maidana has knockout percentage of more than 80 percent.

“Everybody keeps asking who is going to crack the May-Vinci Code,” said Mayweather. “This guy has a good uppercut, this guy has a good jab. I still always fight a way to win. Saturday, I’m going to find a way to win.”

With Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer presiding, Mayweather urged the media and fans to tune into tonight’s premiere of Episode 3 of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana for a revealing look into the family life of the pound-for-pound champ.

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Leon Senior wants to upset Bob Ajisafe

Leon Senior is “looking forward” to the “biggest fight” of his career when he faces British light heavyweight champion Bob Ajisafe in the MaxiNutrition Knockout semi-finals at Leeds Town Hall on May 17, live on Channel 5.

The Southern Area champion, Senior, would “love” to win the competition and feels all the pressure is on the Leeds man, Ajisafe, ahead of their domestic clash.

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Kal Yafai lands Commonwealth title shot in Leeds

Kal Yafai will face Yaqub Kareem for the vacant Commonwealth Super Flyweight title on May 21 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, live on Sky Sports – with younger brother Gamal making his debut on the bill.

Yafai fights for his first pro title on the bill against the former champion from Nigeria, who won the belt in 2011 and came to England last April to defend it against Paul Butler. Yafai returned to action in October after a period out of the ring with an injured bicep, and claimed his seventh win inside the distance from ten pro contests in December – with his move into double figures in the paid ranks convincing the 24 year old that he was ready to chase his first honours as a pro.

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WBC: Mayweather could lose both WBC 147lb and 154lb titles

April 30, 2014

Floyd Mayweather Puts Everything on the Line

WBC icon Floyd Mayweather is undoubtedly the best fighter in the world today, one of the all-time greats, and a certain future Hall of Famer. He is today’s leader in the sport, and once again demonstrates that he will fight anybody and try to give the fans of the world what they expect.

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Matty Clarkson feels “the momentum” building ahead of his showdown with Travis Dickinson

‘Magic’ Matty Clarkson feels “the momentum” building ahead of his English title showdown with ‘Tasty’ Travis Dickinson at Leeds Town Hall on May 17, live on Channel 5.

The Central Area champion, Clarkson, defended his title to meet the newly crowned English champion, Dickinson, in the MaxiNutrition Knockout semi-finals and is “looking forward” to facing the tough Geordie.

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ESPN’s Coverage of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana

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ESPN3 Coverage of Weigh-in and Press Conference, Pre- and Post-Fight Analysis on ESPN.com

ESPN will present extensive pre- and post-fight coverage across its platforms in English and in Spanish of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana Welterweight title unification fight. The fight between Mayweather and Maidana will be held on Saturday, May 3, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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Joachim Alcine reunites with Buddy McGirt for Rodriguez fight

Former world champion Joachim Alcine (35-7-1, 21 KOs) has reunited with his former trainer James “Buddy” McGirt. The pair worked together a few years back and have now had a very solid training camp ahead of Alcine’s upcoming crossroads fight against former world title challenger Delvin Rodriguez (28-7-3, 16 KOs).

The junior middleweight bout will tale place on May 16th in ESPN2-televised main event at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The idea of the Alcone-McGirt reunion came from Alcine’s new handlers, Journeyman Management. “I felt it was the logical choice to have Buddy train Alcine again. They already had success together not long ago,” stated Journeyman Management CEO Andrew Zak.

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