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Top opponents for Andre Ward with comeback out of the way

Andre Ward returned from a lengthy layoff this past weekend to dispatch of the outclassed Paul Smith, scoring a 9th round TKO victory. With the official comeback out of the way, and no remaining promotional or injury issues at hand, hopefully the S.O.G. starts to keep a busier calendar. Here are the top 5 opponents for Ward right now. We don’t care about networks and promotional...
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Ward Wins Exhbition, But Will He Win “The Fight”

Photo credit:  Tom Hogan – Hogan Photos/Roc Nation Sports  OAKLAND, CA – Andre Ward returned to form on Saturday night with a decisive TKO win against challenger Paul Smith. The lopsided bout ended after nine rounds with a busted, broken Smith being saved by the referee and the champion’s hand raised in victory. As observers of Ward are well aware, the bout marked his...
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Boxing Bonanza Report Card: Lemieux Shines Above The Rest

There was a lot of boxing on this weekend, see who came up short, who impressed, and why David Lemieux is name every fight fan should memorize. The post Boxing Bonanza Report Card: Lemieux Shines Above The Rest appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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More boxing results: Andre Ward stops Paul Smith; David Lemieux defeats Hassan N’Dam

There were three televised fight cards on Saturday evening. The biggest attraction was Shawn Porter’s win over Adrien Broner, televised live on primetime on NBC. However, there was plenty more to see, including Andre Ward’s return from a lengthy layoff, and a vacant IBF middleweight title fight between David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam. Andre Ward Stops Paul Smith Credit: Tom...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward Looks Like He Never Left Against Paul Smith

If Andre Ward could’ve done anything to make anyone glad he was back after nearly two years in the ring, it would’ve looked an awful lot like Saturday night on BET. Ward beat up an overweight Paul Smith, stopping him in the 9th round after turning him into a bloody mess. It’s a big “if,” of course. Ward’s extended absence and a fighting style that doesn’t enthuse some...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward beats Paul Smith in long-awaited return to ring

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Andre Ward made a triumphant return to the ring after a lengthy absence, delighting his home crowd by stopping England's Paul Smith in the ninth round Saturday night in a nontitle fight. Ward (28-0) was fighting for the first time in 19 months because of a protracted legal dispute with his former promoter, the late Dan Goosen. Performing for his hometown crowd...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul Smith Fails To Make Weight In Andre Ward’s Boxing Return

oAndre Ward’s boxing return will still go on as planned tonight, though not without controversy. Ward’s opponent, Paul Smith came into the weigh-in over the ...
Via Outside Analysis
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andre Ward-Paul Smith weigh-in results & photos

Roc Nation Sports hosted the official weigh-in for the June 20 throne boxing showdown between Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KO’s) and Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KO’s) on Friday, June 19 on The Ridge at Plank at Jack London Square in Oakland, California. Check out the complete Ward vs. Smith weigh-in results, with photos of the two fighters squaring off, before Saturday night’s fights. ...
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Photos: Ward Makes Weight, Smith 4 Pounds Over

Photo Credit: Fight Beauty/Supreme Boxing OAKLAND, CA — With the weigh-in complete, the fight is on between WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward and challenger Paul Smith despite both fighters not making weight. Final Weights: Andre Ward: 171.8 pounds Paul Smith: 176.6 pounds After an 18-month lay-off, Ward looks to return to form in his first bout under his new Roc Nation...
Via BadCulture
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Andre Ward, Adrien Broner And Shawn Porter

I don’t want to be the guy to say it, but there’s almost too much boxing on this weekend. Most of it’s on Saturday night (damn it boxing, why can’t you just pace yourself), but there’s also a rare Sunday card. Let’s dive right in. (The picture, by the way, is a colorized shot of US marines boxing aboard the USS New York in 1898.) Shawn Porter vs Adrien Broner, Saturday...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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