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Andre Ward Eyes Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Showdown

By Luis Sandoval

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward was in attendance at the Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado II bout and was in amazement at the fight both combatants produced. Ward recently underwent shoulder surgery but has been back in the gym for a few weeks now and is looking to get back in the ring soon.

When Ward spoke to BoxingScene he informed that while he’s not chasing any opponent in particular, one name he would like to face next is Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

“I’m in a position where I don’t feel like I got to chase anybody. I’m open to any opportunity that’s the right opportunity. We want the biggest fights and we want a PPV type of situation and I think we’re right around the corner from getting that. But I will throw one name out: [Julio Cesar] Chavez Jr” Ward revealed to BoxingScene.

“That’s the fight that fans want to see. I don’t necessarily think they want to see him and [Sergio] Martinez again. It was a great 12th round but it’s pretty much going to be the same fight. [Chavez is] busting out of 160, he’s coming to 168. If he comes to 168 then I think we should see each other. I think that’s a mega, mega fight the fans will want to see.”

Ward has dominated the Super Middleweight division for some time now and some feel he may have run out of opponents to face given he’s beaten most of them already. The Chavez fight would give Ward a new opponent and the big name he’s been looking for to cross over to the mainstream market.

Even though Chavez is coming off a loss against Sergio Martinez, Ward still believes it would not be an easy fight for him.

“I think I get the tag as being a boxer and being cute but I fight. I’m very physical inside. I don’t run. But I’m going to tell you this: Chavez Jr is not an easy fight. A lot of people say [it’s easy] but that’s not an easy fight. He’s a big kid, he’s a strong kid and he can punch. And just like tonight’s [fight], he’s doing a lot of things on the inside that a lot of people don’t give him credit for. Chavez Jr is not an easy fight for me” said the Oakland native.

Ward is already back in the gym and says he feels great so far. He will be looking to secure an opponent soon.

You can follow Luis Sandoval on Twitter @Truewest007. You can also tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene’s official audio show every Tuesday from 6-8PM PST with hosts Ernest Gabion, Luis Sandoval, and Ryan Burton.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MASTER1454 on 04-19-2013

[QUOTE=NatiKid;13266004]am i the only one that would rather see ggg vs either one of those guys?[/QUOTE] No - I would too. Both fights would be bangers....

Comment by Cinci Champ on 04-19-2013

am i the only one that would rather see ggg vs either one of those guys?

Comment by MASTER1454 on 04-02-2013

Re-read mine......

Comment by Good Boy on 04-02-2013

[QUOTE=MASTER1454;13205762]LOL, Junior's unproven at 160....[/QUOTE] re read my post

Comment by MASTER1454 on 04-02-2013

[QUOTE=Good Boy;13204592]that junior is unproven against ranked guys above 160.[/QUOTE] LOL, Junior's unproven at 160....

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