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Andre Ward Inks New Multi-Year Deal With ESPN

Undefeated two-division world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, has agreed to a new multiyear deal with ESPN, it was announced today.  Under the agreement, Ward will serve as an on-site studio boxing analyst for ESPN.
 
“We are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Andre,” said Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president, production and remote events. “Andre’s experience in the ring, wealth of knowledge and passion for boxing will further enrich our live boxing coverage and provide fans a unique perspective of the sport.”

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Added Ward: “I’m excited to officially become a part of ESPN’s broadcast team. ESPN’s new boxing platform is an opportunity for today’s talent to be exposed to a wider audience and it pushes the sport forward. My desire is to be an asset to those watching all over the world by giving viewers an unbiased, educated opinion that is clear and concise.”
 
Ward, the former Ring Magazine number one Pound-For-Pound fighter and former  Unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, will make his next onsite appearance at Atlantic City Ocean Resort Casino Saturday, August 18th, for ESPN’s telecast of Top Rank on ESPN headlined by heavyweight contender Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings (23-2, 13 KOs) facing off Alexander “Sascha” Dimitrenko (41-3, 26 KOs), airing at 10 p.m. on ESPN and ESPN Deportes.

On August 25th, Ward will be onsite at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona for ESPN’s coverage of Top Rank on ESPN featuring Ray Beltrán defending the WBO lightweight title against former junior lightweight world champion, Jose “Sniper” Pedraza.
 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by b00g13man on 08-04-2018

[QUOTE=MrShakeAndBake;18994070]You’re clearly reading to much into it... I was stating the obvious, f-k i care about coWard anyways, he fought dirty had reff look the other way, so f-k him, he retired and Kovalev is beating dat azz tonight![/QUOTE] Yep.…

Comment by MrShakeAndBake on 08-04-2018

[QUOTE=b00g13man;18993200]You're clearly still upset about something... I wonder what it could be...[/QUOTE] You’re clearly reading to much into it... I was stating the obvious, f-k i care about coWard anyways, he fought dirty had reff look the other way, so…

Comment by Vlad_ on 08-04-2018

Kovalev did hurt Ward enough in both fights to make him retire from the sport. He said he will finish Ward’s boxing career, and he did.

Comment by Songbird on 08-04-2018

things just seem to fall into place for this guy no matter what

Comment by BrianJ on 08-04-2018

Ward won a close fight in the first, and landed body punches to finish off Kovalev in the rematch.

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