Andre Ward No Longer Full Champion Says The WBC

By World Boxing Council

Andre Ward is one of the most dominant champions of today, as well as a true embassador of the sport of boxing and an example to the youth of the world.

Very unfortunately, he has sustained injuries that have left him out of the ring for long periods of time. First, Andre sustained a broken hand after conquering the WBC championship versus Carl Froch in December, 2011, which kept him out of the ring until September, 2012, when he defeated WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.

Andre was set to fight Kelly Pavlik when he suffered yet another injury which required surgery and has kept him out of the ring for eight months, and it is yet uncertain as to when he will resume his boxing carrer.

The WBC Board of Governors is honored to announce that by a unanimous voting, Andre has been designated Champion Emeritus, joining a very limited number of champions who have received such recognition which grants them special priviledges to be able to resolve ther own personal matters while not losing their standing as WBC Champion of the World.

Once Andre is ready to return, the WBC will order an immediatte bout between him and whoever is the reigning champion, with a purse split of 60-40 in favor of Andre.

Other Emeritus Champions who have succesfully used their designation are Vitali Klitschko, Konstantin Tszyu, Erik Morales, Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by RlCKY on 04-12-2013

This thread A.K.A. Comments Thread For: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. To Move To 168.

Comment by RINGG on 04-12-2013

The WBC lost all creditabilty years ago. Everytime they make an announcement, I wait for the punchline. Then it turns out the announcement was the punchline.

Comment by Scott Dennett on 04-12-2013

WBC #2 ranked Edwin Rodriquez (W 23 - L 0) is who I would like to see get a chance at the belt. Having been with Ronnie Shields for 2 (+) years now, no one wants to fight him. I…

Comment by junior gong on 04-12-2013

These 'sanctioning' bodies are a bad joke. Boxing needs a shake up, and these ****ers, as well as the GBP's and Top rank's of this world need to go.

Comment by Mr. Philadel on 04-12-2013

[QUOTE=Szef99;13234085]Who gives a ****, everybody knows he is the best anyway. WBC today is a joke.[/QUOTE] this^^^^^^^^

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