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PostSubject: Andre Ward looking to move to Top Rank, wants Chavez Jr   Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:23 pm

http://www.boxingscene.com/andre-ward-seeking-break-away-from-goossen-pact--66702 wrote:
Sources with knowledge of the situation have advised BoxingScene.com that super middleweight king Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) has already begun the legal process to break away from longtime promoter Dan Goossen.
Goossen has promoted Ward since the boxer turned pro after winning a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics. Around May of 2011, Ward signed a new promotional agreement with Goossen - but the exact details of when the contract expires has not been confirmed.
During the last few weeks, there have been heavy rumors in the industry that Ward, and members of his team, were at odds with Goossen. And there is also a lot of chatter in the industry regarding Ward making a potential move to Top Rank - if he is successful in breaking his agreement with Goossen.
The exact background to the Ward/Goossen dispute is unknown at the moment.

Honestly Ward would better suited going to Golden Boy and moving up to LHW but I guess Bob Arum has maybe promised Andre a PPV match with Chavez Jr.

If Ward does go to Top Rank I highly doubt we'll see a Froch rematch.


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PostSubject: Re: Andre Ward looking to move to Top Rank, wants Chavez Jr   Wed Jun 19, 2013 3:34 pm

http://espn.go.com/blog/dan-rafael/post/_/id/4410/ward-seeking-split-from-goossen wrote:
Super middleweight champion Andre Ward is seeking to end his promotional contract with career-long promoter Dan Goossen for unspecified reasons. Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) recently asked the California State Athletic Commission for an arbitration hearing on the matter. Word through the boxing industry is that Ward, who has not fought since September and is out until the fall because of a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery, wants to sign with Top Rank to ensure a money fight with former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Goossen declined comment to ESPN.com and Ward did not respond to a message.
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PostSubject: Re: Andre Ward looking to move to Top Rank, wants Chavez Jr   Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:03 pm

Well there goes that idea out the window.

http://www.boxingscene.com/dan-goossen-defeats-andre-ward-contract-dispute--67130 wrote:
Some victories are bittersweet, especially those won in battles one tries to avoid against longtime associates and friends.

Such is the feeling that Dan Goossen, President of Goossen Tutor Promotions is experiencing after an arbitrator's ruling announced today in his favor in a contract dispute with the man whose professional boxing career Goossen has promoted since 2004 - Andre "S.O.G." Ward.

Several weeks ago the former 2004 U.S. Olympic Gold medalist, Super Middleweight Champion and 2011 Ring Magazine "Fighter of the Year" filed for an arbitration hearing to void his Exclusive Promotional Contract with Goossen Tutor Promotions.  The case went before Andy Foster, the Executive Officer of the California State Athletic Commission, on Tuesday, June 25 at the Ronald Reagan State Office Building in Downtown Los Angeles.  The Commission was represented by Supervising Deputy Attorney General Karen Chappelle, Ward was represented by Richard Dwyer of Mountain View, CA, while Goossen's brother, Michael Goossen of Sherman Oaks, CA and Benjamin Reder of Beverly Hills, CA served as legal counsel for Goossen and Goossen Tutor Promotions.

Following the ruling, which validated and re-enforced the terms of the existing Exclusive Promotional Contract, a resolute but relieved Goossen shared his thoughts on the favorable outcome:  "Thank you to my family, friends and Goossen Tutor staff for their support.  I want to thank the California State Athletic Commission and the Attorney General's office for protecting not only their licensed boxers, but their licensed promoters as well.

"We've enjoyed a very honorable and successful relationship with Andre Ward and I can only hope having to go through this whole legal process will only strengthen our relationship moving forward.  I've said for years that he had the talent - both in and out of the ring - possessed by the other greats before him such as Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Oscar de la Hoya and, of course, Floyd Mayweather."

"Now I look forward to getting back to promoting Andre's next bout, as well as helping him become the number one fighter in the sport," Goossen concluded.
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PostSubject: Re: Andre Ward looking to move to Top Rank, wants Chavez Jr   Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:41 pm

No dice. Even the CSAC doesn't want to see Ward smash up on Jr.
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PostSubject: Re: Andre Ward looking to move to Top Rank, wants Chavez Jr   Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:44 pm

Chavez Jr has a solid chin and good strength. i don't see a mismatch here

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