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Boxer Andre Ward Will Fight For His First World Title Nov. 21

By Jay Hova
Nov 6, 2009 in Sports
In a press release from Goossen Tutor Promotions, it appears Andre Ward is ready for his first title fight and first fight in the Showtime Super Six Boxing Classic Super Middleweight Tournament.
In a press release from Goosen Tutor Promotions, 25 year old undefeated American boxing contender Andre Ward appears to be ready and motivated to win his first world title fight and to redeem the American pride in the Showtime Super Six Boxing Classic Super Middleweight Tournament.
On Saturday November 21st the under dog favorite of the tournament Andre Ward (20-0, 13 KO) will fight the heavily favorite WBA Super Middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (42-1, 32 KO) in Ward's backyard of Oakland, California.
Showtime's Super Middleweight Boxing tournament has been gaining much buzz internationally for the past several months and the first round of the tournament which took place on October 17th had both American fighters Andre Direll and Jermain Taylor losing in their first round fights of the tournament to their stronger more dominant undefeated European opponents Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham.
Ward feels ready and determined to redeem the American pride in the tournament when he faces off with Kessler next Saturday.
Ward made the following statements from his training camp, “I definitely feel like I’m back in Greece all over again,” Ward shared. “And even though the Americans fought well, unfortunately we were unable to get a victory in the first two fights. I’m definitely inspired to bring America their first victory in the Super Six tournament.”
Ward is referring to his 2004 Athens Olympics experience fighting for the American team and bringing home the light heavyweight gold medal back to the U.S.A.
As far as Ward's training camp, Ward said: “Everything is going according to schedule. We are stepping up the tempo each week. I’m going to do my best to bring that belt back to American soil. It is long overdue for the super middleweight division.”
“This has been a very productive camp,” Ward’s longtime mentor Hunter affirmed. “I see us moving forward with the plan every day. Andre is looking extremely strong and we are building great momentum toward November 21st. We wanted to have this training camp here in Oakland because we really love our gym, King’s Gym, and we have full access to all of our resources here in our home gym." -Ward
“This has been a very productive camp,” Ward’s longtime mentor Hunter affirmed. “I see us moving forward with the plan every day. Andre is looking extremely strong and we are building great momentum toward November 21st. We wanted to have this training camp here in Oakland because we really love our gym, King’s Gym, and we have full access to all of our resources here in our home gym."-Ward
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