By Ryan Maquiñana
Promoter Dan Goossen has advised BoxingScene.com that WBC/WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (25-0, 13KOs), and WBC light heavyweight king Chad Dawson (31-1, 17KOs), have agreed to terms for a fight on September 8th. Dawson would come down 168 to meet Ward for the WBC/WBA titles.
Goossen and Dawson's promoter, Gary Shaw, are still working out the details for the venue and location - with Oakland, Los Angeles and Atlantic City in the running. HBO will televise.
Additionally, Goossen informed BoxingScene that Josesito Lopez (29-4, 7KOs) has officially signed the contract to fight former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22KOs) on June 23rd at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The contract has already been submitted to Golden Boy Promotions, who promote Ortiz. Showtime will televise the fight.
As previously reported, Lopez replaces former champion Andre Berto, who tested positive for a banned substance in a random drug test administered by VADA [Volunteer Anti-Drug Association].