Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (8)
Top Headlines Joshua: I Was Definitely Tired, But I Knew That I Could Recover Video: Badou Jack Talks Ward-Kovalev, The Future at 175, More Video: Mayweather Sr. Talks McGregor, Canelo vs. Chavez Jr, More Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Punch Stats Klitschko Won't Reveal Video Prediction Made on Memory Stick Klitschko Admits He Thought Joshua Was Finished in Round Six Joshua: I Learned That I Can Definitely Knock Out Any Opponent Photos: Chavez With Vicious Stoppage of Canelo's Brother in Two Hearn: Time To Go Worldwide, Break New Markets WIth Joshua! Joshua On Board For Klitschko Rematch, Principality Stadium Eyed Photos: Joshua Knocks Klitschko Out - MONSTER Fight Gallery Photos: Scott Quigg Turns Back Simion For IBF Shot at Lee Selby Photos: Luke Campbell Stops Perez To Earn Crack at Jorge Linares Fury Reacts To Joshua: Challenge Accepted, I Will Play With You! Joshua: I Fought The Better Klitschko, Not The One Fury Beat Video: Eddie Hearn on Joshua's TKO Win, Klitschko Rematch, More Klitschko Won't Reveal if He Plans To Execute Rematch Clause Parker's Trainer: Bellew Fight is Perfect Path To Anthony Joshua Chavez Gets Revenge, Destroys Alvarez in Two Rounds Parker's Trainer Feels Klitschko Let Joshua Off The Hook in Sixth Marrero Crushes Zambrano in One Round For WBA, IBO Belts Bellew: Joshua Has Replaced Mayweather as The King of Boxing Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Knockout of Klitschko, The Future Video: Wladimir Klitschko Post Fight - Discusses Loss To Joshua Joseph Parker Eyes Joshua For The Future, Impressed By Klitschko Klitschko: The Best Man Won, It's Really Sad That I Didn't Make It Wilder on Joshua: Fight at The End of The Year - Winner Takes All! Fury To Joshua: You Went Life and Death - I Played With Klitschko! Joshua: I Had To Dig Deep, Fought My Heart Out and Won Joshua Gets Off The Floor, Knocks Klitschko Out in Eleventh Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Lawrence Okolie WILL NOT Box On Joshua-Klitschko Scott Quigg Decisions Viorel Simion, in Line For Lee Selby Shot Wilder: Klitschko Started Slipping in Fight Against Jennings Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko - CompuBox Historical Review Luke Campbell Stops Darleys Perez in Ninth of WBA Eliminator Joshua-Klitschko Picks: Froch, Bellew, Saunders, Khan, Hatton Katie Taylor Stops Nina Meinke In Seven, Claims WBA Regional Anthony Joshua-Wladimir Klitschko: Pre-Fight Report Card Joe Cordina Blasts Out Sergej Vib At Wembley, Moves To 2-0
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement