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 Last update:  12/6/2012       Read more by Ryan Maquinana         
   
Ward Injures Shoulder, Pavlik Fight Likely Postponed
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By Ryan Maquiñana

Super middleweight champion Andre Ward has incurred a shoulder injury in training and will likely be forced to postpone his Jan. 26 defense against Kelly Pavlik at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, sources have confirmed with BoxingScene.com/CSNBayArea.com.

Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) was slated to headline an HBO World Championship Boxing main event against Pavlik (40-2, 34 KOs), the former undisputed middleweight champion.  Heavyweights Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne were scheduled to fight in a title eliminator in the televised co-feature.

There has been no word yet regarding the status of the rest of the card, but Ward-Pavlik will likely be headed for either late February or early March.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated initially reported the story on Wednesday night.

Ryan Maquiñana was the boxing producer for NBCOlympics.com during London 2012 and writes a weekly column for CSNBayArea.com.  He is a full member of the Boxing Writers Association of America and the Ratings Panel for Ring Magazine. E-mail him at rmaquinana@gmail.com , check out his blog at Norcalboxing.net, or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

Tags: Andre Ward , Kelly Pavlik , Ward-Pavlik , Ward vs. Pavlik



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comment by Ray-boom, on 12-07-2012
[QUOTE=TaurusJ27]I think the fight won't get rescheduled.[/QUOTE] If it does get rescheduled hope it is still on semi neutral ground and not in Oakland. Something tells me that Ward wants out of this fight for some reason..

comment by ShoulderRoll, on 12-06-2012
[QUOTE=BattlingNelson]Look for Ward to vacate after that so he doesn't have to travel to Denmark to defend. [/QUOTE] He doesn't have to travel to Denmark at all actually, he can defend the belt just as well in the US. But let's see what the extent of SOG's injury is and how that will affec...

Ward probably has a bigger fight lined up
comment by mikeMack, on 12-06-2012
something smells here. Either Pavlik is back drinking. Or Ward has a Froch fight lined up soon.

comment by TaurusJ27, on 12-06-2012
I think the fight won't get rescheduled.

comment by chiguy91, on 12-06-2012
yeah, i don't think that many people wanted to see this fight. hopefully ward can take some time off and perhaps get a fight going with a top SMW. i'd love to see pavlik/chavez happen in 2013. have pavlik fight some decent opponent for now and save him for chavez whenever he gets off suspension (...

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