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Andre Ward Seeking To Break Away From Goossen Pact

By Rick Reeno

Sources with knowledge of the situation have advised BoxingScene.com that super middleweight king Andre Ward (26-0, 14KOs) has already begun the legal process to break away from longtime promoter Dan Goossen.

Goossen has promoted Ward since the boxer turned pro after winning a gold medal in the 2004 Olympics. Around May of 2011, Ward signed a new promotional agreement with Goossen - but the exact details of when the contract expires has not been confirmed.

During the last few weeks, there have been heavy rumors in the industry that Ward, and members of his team, were at odds with Goossen. And there is also a lot of chatter in the industry regarding Ward making a potential move to Top Rank - if he is successful in breaking his agreement with Goossen.

The exact background to the Ward/Goossen dispute is unknown at the moment.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BattlingNelson on 06-17-2013

[QUOTE=Hitman932;13479131]No you were not. If that's what you were trying to it sure wasn't clear to anyone except you as evidenced by the other response. You said an internet story that didn't even quote Ward, didn't even quote anyone because…

Comment by BattlingNelson on 06-17-2013

[QUOTE=Big Dunn;13478965]if this is what you meant then just post it. you posted that ward comes off "lacking gratitude and class." like he owes it to Goosen stay because goosen made him.[/QUOTE] Ok. What you are saying is that Goosen…

Comment by Hitman932 on 06-17-2013

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;13478922]I'm saying that we need Wards story on the issue to learn what has made him unhappy. So far Goosen has made a hell of a job for Ward. [/QUOTE] No you were not. If that's what you were trying…

Comment by PAC-BOY on 06-17-2013

[QUOTE=hitmanjosh;13478738]I hate when these people talk like slave masters, saying he not grateful. This is boxing and slavery is over Battling Nelson. I bet you are white and think blacks should work for the master forever! Another thing, i bet…

Comment by JohnDough on 06-17-2013

Big Bank take Little Bank.

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