Andre Ward-Dan Goossen Will See Arbitration on Tuesday

By Robert Morales

A source close to the situation told on Monday that an arbitration hearing involving the California State Athletic Commission will be held Tuesday to discuss the status of super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) and his promotional contract with Goossen Tutor Promotions.

Rumors in the industry have suggested that Ward is trying to break free from his contract with Goossen Tutor, which is headed by longtime promoter Dan Goossen.

Ward, who had shoulder surgery in January, has not fought since stopping Chad Dawson in the 10th round of a title defense in Oakland, Calif.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by vacon04 on 06-24-2013

I guess he's looking for big fights but unfortunately for him his style is boring for most people so he's a high risk very low reward type of fighter.

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-24-2013

I can see that our colleagues are extremely excited about Ward's future career... I don't want to know what Andre thinks right now when seeing how popular he is.

Comment by MDPopescu on 06-24-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13500874]lol Dirrell could be the gimme fight. I know they're friends but from way back? As I understood it Ward was willing to fight Dirrell, it was Dirrell who didn't want to fight.[/QUOTE] Ward mentioned Dirrell last year…

Comment by Fetta on 06-24-2013

Goosen did a good job but Ward showed hes to good and i bet other promoters dont wanna put in their big boys with him. Ward is about to sell soul for fight

Comment by Weebler I on 06-24-2013

[QUOTE=kombayn;13500833]Also, Top Rank and SMS Promotions work together now, so I see an Andre Dirrell fight in the future. Ward will fight a gimme fight to tune-up[/QUOTE] lol Dirrell could be the gimme fight. [QUOTE=MDPopescu;13500867]Andre Dirrell is Ward's buddy since…

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