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Andre Ward Clarifies Chavez Talk, Eyes April/May Return

By Jake Donovan

Lineal super middleweight king Andre Ward spent time during his trip to Mexico speaking with the local media in regards to what the future has in store.
 
Somewhere along the way, his comments were lost in translation and interpreted as seeking out a fight with unbeaten middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and in Mexico.

“Yes, we spoke about Chavez Jr and we also spoke about fighting in Mexico City, but in response to two separate questions that had nothing to do with one another,” said Ward (24-0, 13KO), the odds-on favorite to take 2011 Fighter of the Year honors.

“A reporter asked about Chavez and we said he was a viable option down the road. Another reporter asked about my one day fighting in Mexico City, since my promoter Dan Goossen has strong ties down here, with (heavyweight contender) Chris Arreola fighting in Mexico. Of course, we said we’d love to one day in Mexico City. It had nothing to do with Chavez Jr, and I don’t want my fans to be misled.”

Even Ward himself is unsure as to what exactly lies ahead, other than a little bit of much needed rest and relaxation. The 2004 Olympic Gold medalist was the last man standing in the Super Six tournament, the only fighter to go unbeaten in the two years-long round robin tournament, including his championship win over Carl Froch.

The feat earned Ward a slew of belts in addition to the one he already brought into the ring, and also put him far ahead of the rest of the pack in measuring up the top fighter of 2011.

There was a small price to pay, however, as he fought against the tough-as-nails Froch with a badly swollen hand. The Bay Area star is currently rehabbing the injury and also mentally recovering from the consecutively grueling training camps and series of tough fights, or as he put it “all that hard work to make the fights look easier than they actually were.”

Moments after winning the Super Six, Ward was pressed about the possibility of fighting Lucian Bute, regarded by many as the best super middleweight to have not fought in the tournament.

Ward is open to any and all challenges, but nothing is on the table right now. Discussions are set to begin soon, as his team will weigh several options before making a decision.

For now, he just wants to let it be known that no fighter in particular – including Chavez – currently sits in the crosshairs. A spring returns is desired, but beyond that doesn’t have much else to report.

“It’s never been our M.O. to call out another fighter,” Ward points out. “Right now, we’re tentatively looking at April or May to return. Everyone wants to know who I’m fighting next and believe me, I wish I had that good news to share. Once I know, I promise that all of my fans will know.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter at twitter.com/JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected].

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 4Corners on 01-08-2012

Ward should fight either Andre or Anthony Dirrell, than Bute if he beats Froch.

Comment by Hougigo on 01-08-2012

Prediction coming....... [img]http://www.elfwood.com/art/k/n/knaupp/fortune.jpg[/img] The WBC will strip Ward for some random reason when JCC jr decides to move up in weight and Chavez jr will win a belt in another weight division

Comment by nycsmooth on 01-08-2012

Ward an clarify all he wants but this bout will NEVER happen...too much talent 4 JR...

Comment by Dedication on 01-08-2012

Gonna be another big year Andre!

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