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Andre Ward: I Would Consider Fighting Groves Next

By Mike Coppinger

Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) returned from a 14-month layoff to easily defeat Edwin Rodriguez in November.

Rodriguez didn't present much of a challenge, but Ward is looking at a tougher opponent for his next bout.

"I would consider fighting George Groves next," Ward, 29, Tweeted from his verified account Thursday. "He showed a lot his last fight. He's a good fighter and deserves a shot."

Groves, 25, lost via controversial stoppage to Carl Froch in November. Groves (19-1, 15 KOs) has beat the drums for a rematch with his fellow Brit, but perhaps he will turn his attention to the lineal super middleweight champion.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MDPopescu on 12-29-2013

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;14081755]A middleweight fighting a 154 pounder. How awesome. Who does Martinez think he is? Golovkin?[/QUOTE] When calling Sartison, who did Ward think he is? Robert Stieglitz?

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 12-29-2013

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;14081434]Meanwhile, Martinez' tune up will be Cotto... :dance:[/QUOTE] A middleweight fighting a 154 pounder. How awesome. Who does Martinez think he is? Golovkin?

Comment by MDPopescu on 12-29-2013

[QUOTE=firstborn;14075156]Ward has done fine thus far, for some reason people seem to forget that he broke his hand during the final bout of the Super Six and couldn't fight Bute even if he wanted to. Also don't know why people…

Comment by soul_survivor on 12-28-2013

[QUOTE=JAB5239;14074975][COLOR="Navy"]Pretty amazing this kid is already the greatest super middleweight of all time.[/COLOR][/QUOTE] Are you talkin about Ward or making a sarcastic comment about Groves? If it's about groves fair enough, if it's about Ward then you must have only…

Comment by flat1985 on 12-28-2013

I would love this! Groves has more chance at beating Ward then Froch has thats for sure (I am still picking Ward though lol). Froch is too slow for Ward he would lose 10 times out of 10.

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