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Goossen on Andre Ward Fighting Hopkins, Bute, Dirrell

By Ryan Maquiñana

Dan Goossen is hoping his fighter Andre Ward will be a successful standard bearer for his promotional outfit on Oct. 29 when the WBA super middleweight titlist takes on WBC champion Carl Froch of England in the Showtime Super Six final.

At the Oakland press conference in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, Calif., Goossen discussed possible matchups between “S.O.G.” and light heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins, IBF super middleweight holder Lucian Bute, as well as newly minted No. 1 WBC contender Anthony Dirrell.

ON WHETHER THE SUPER SIX WINNER IS OBLIGATED TO FIGHT BUTE NEXT ON SHOWTIME:

“We’re not, but we came into this tournament with pre-arranged fights against the other five guys.  There are plenty of opportunities to fight the Butes of the world after Oct. 29.”

ON WARD POSSIBLY MOVING UP IN WEIGHT TO FIGHT BERNARD HOPKINS:

“I think Andre’s been on the record that certainly, Bernard Hopkins is an attractive fight.  But the way we look at it, we sat down at the beginning, and we told him he wouldn’t be facing any creampuffs.  That’s why in his 19th pro fight, he was ready to fight tough opposition like Mikkel Kessler.  So yes, Bute’s one of those names.  There’s Kessler and the [WBO champ Robert] Stieglitz fight.  There’s Hopkins.  Who knows who will be in the landscape over the next eight months?  We’ll have to see.

ON WARD FIGHTING ANTHONY OR ANDRE DIRRELL:

“Yeah, Anthony’s a possibility, and Andre’s always a possibility.  Andre was prepared to fight Andre Dirrell in the third stage bout, and it didn’t work out, but Andre would be prepared to fight a Dirrell if we had to go that route.”

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area.  He’s a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected] , check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tomm Parr on 08-26-2011

Froch is gonna spark this guy. Ward is American and black and the Yanks think that is enough. They don't take Europeans seriously and take white Europeans even less seriously. Ward is going to be in deep water and shall…

Comment by oaklandstephen on 08-26-2011

[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;11039417]Ward would break them all down IMO, Power or NOT Ward does a lot of things to COMPENSATE for the lack of "GREAT POWER" Power is extremely OVERRATED BY CASUAL FANS![/QUOTE] Thank you!! Finally someone on boxingscene who isn't a…

Comment by leonh on 08-26-2011

calzaghe ****ed hopkins up and would still do any of the super 6

Comment by youngswish23 on 08-25-2011

Andre Ward vs Hopkins would be a interesting fight.

Comment by KnockUTheFukOut on 08-25-2011

Ward would break them all down IMO, Power or NOT Ward does a lot of things to COMPENSATE for the lack of "GREAT POWER" Power is extremely OVERRATED BY CASUAL FANS!

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