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 Last update:  3/15/2013       Read more by Edward Chaykovsky         
   
Andre Ward Says He's Not Looking For a Mayweather Fight
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By Edward Chaykovsky

WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) says his comments regarding a drop in weight to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26KOs) was not a public challenge. The unbeaten boxer says he was simply answering a hypothetical question regarding a Mayweather fight. In the last few days, there have been some words exchanged between the two camps, but Ward is not looking to drag the situation out for the sake of making headlines. As far as Ward is concerned, the Mayweather situation is now closed.

"I've been in boxing a long time and rule number 1 is you don't call somebody out that's three weight classes lower than you. You also don't call somebody out who has a fight coming up, and I'm not in a position to call anybody out right now because I'm rehabbing my shoulder. I'm not a guy that says things for shock value or says things to get headlines," Ward told FightHype.com.

"I respected what Floyd has done for the sport before he said what he said and I respect what Floyd has done for our sport after he said what he said. We had a difference and that's what it is. What I'm not going to allow to happen is this thing to escalate and there be some long-standing beef or problem between me and Floyd Mayweather when that's not the case, so it's done. I don't have no problems with Floyd Mayweather. It was squashed the other day. I answered the question and it got blown way out of proportion."

Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Andre Ward



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comment by Mr. Philadel, on 03-16-2013
[QUOTE=feroth]I used to be the biggest Floyd fan ever, my youtube name is even moneymay but the dude has lost his marbles he's a ****ing ***** these days...first he ****s up a sick undercard cuz he won't sign a contract to fight a ****ing 23 yr old ginger kid. Now he goes and talks **** about ano...

Floyd is a boxing genius @ Andre and his family lives and fights in Oakland forever!
comment by WalkerSmith1921, on 03-16-2013
[QUOTE=tlarry]Floyd would never go up and fight Ward, period. No ballz.[/QUOTE] Andre would never come down and fight Floyd, Period. Just like he didn't move up to fight Dawson period end of discussion!

comment by TangInaMo Floyd, on 03-15-2013
Floyd: Told you so! I'm the best..period

comment by Someone88, on 03-15-2013
Great response from Ward, he is being classy as usual.

comment by thuggery, on 03-15-2013
Now all the Floyd fans that were calling Ward a cornball can drop it.

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