Olympic gold medalist and WBA super middleweight titlist Andre Ward made a triumphant return to the ring after close to two years of inactivity with his ninth-round stoppage of Paul Smith, Saturday night at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Ca.
The knockout of Daniel Geale was not a total surprise in light of the record of Kos by Gennady Golovkin. The exception being this was against a previous champion and closed the door on avoiding Gennady Gennadyevich Golovkin “Triple G” in the future.
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten boxing champion Floyd Mayweather have been nominated for "Best Fighter Award" (boxing) in ESPN's annual search for outstanding athletes in different sports categories.
It was noticeable that Andre Ward who was recently on Showtime Boxing and has been a constant with that network was a cameo commentator on the HBO Mayweather Cotto fight. There are now reports he will fight Chad Dawson for the Light Heavyweight Title.
From Oakland, Calif. Undefeated American boxer Andre Ward defeats Mikkel Kessler and wins the WBA super middle weight title and giving the Americans their first win in the super middle weight classic tournament.
Both Mikkel Kessler and Andre Ward make weight for their super middle weight WBA title fight taking place Saturday night in what is their first appearance in the Showtime Super Six World Boxing Tournament.