By Rick Reeno
Top Rank's CEO Bob Arum has confirmed to BoxingScene.com that there are ongoing discussions to make an HBO televised fight between WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) and former middleweight king Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34KOs).
Arum, and Ward's promoter Dan Goossen, are discussing a potential date of February 23rd.
"That's accurate. We're talking with Dan. I think the likelihood of it happening is good. [Manager] Cameron [Dunkin] likes the fight. Kelly likes the fight," Arum told BoxingScene.com.
One of the sticking points has already been agreed upon, says Arum - Ward is willing to do the fight, if it gets done, outside of his hometown of Oakland, California.