Andre Ward-Kelly Pavlik Rescheduled To February 23

By Mike Coppinger

According to sources, the Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) vs. Kelly Pavlik (40-2, 34KOs) super middleweight fight has been rescheduled for Feb. 23 at The Galen Center in Los Angeles on HBO.

They were originally slated to fight on Jan. 26, before Ward was forced to withdraw, citing a shoulder injury.

The co-feature will still be a WBC heavyweight eliminator between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne.

Mike Coppinger is a contributor to USA TODAY's boxing coverage. Follow him on Twitter: @MikeCoppinger

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thuggery on 12-07-2012

Surprised it wasn't cancelled.

Comment by artfuL_ on 12-07-2012

Good to know that the fight was not pushed any further back. If Ward is going to be having a 'softer' challenge, he may just get it out of the way asap.

Comment by Someone88 on 12-07-2012

That's great!

Comment by Tmann400 on 12-07-2012

Feb. 23rd??...That's odd, because that's Ward's birthday, he'll be turning 29. I mean, I'm sure there's been other fighters who've fought on their b-day's, but on this high of a stage etc. It's just funny.

Comment by TaurusJ27 on 12-07-2012

Didn't think it would be rescheduled. It'll be another Dawson fight.

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