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Andre Ward Says He's Not Looking For a Mayweather Fight

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."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mr. Philadel on 03-16-2013

[QUOTE=feroth;13148574]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…

Comment by WalkerSmith1921 on 03-16-2013

[QUOTE=tlarry;13149205]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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