WBC To Look Into Andre Ward’s Unified World Titles

by David P. Greisman

Though the World Boxing Council has not recently allowed for its world title to be held alongside other sanctioning bodies’ belts, super middleweight champion Andre Ward has been the owner of both the WBC and World Boxing Association titles for nearly nine months now.

Ward captured the WBA belt in November 2009 when he beat Mikkel Kessler by technical decision in his first fight of the “Super Six” super middleweight tournament. He won the WBC belt in December when he topped Carl Froch in the tournament’s finale. (Ward defended both titles this past Saturday, stopping Chad Dawson.)

The WBC will be looking into this, according to Jose Sulaiman, the sanctioning body’s president, speaking via email to on Monday.

“As I am not informed about champion Ward's position, even after his recent great victory, we are already investigating for a decision to be taken within a time in accordance with the situation, as once again, I am not well informed,” Sulaiman wrote.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 09-11-2012

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;12500907]Everybody knows Ward is the man at 168, he doesn't even need a title.[/QUOTE] Could not have said it better myself.

Comment by RlCKY on 09-11-2012

By look into it, they mean who can we find who will make us more money. He'll wait to see where JCC jr is going after the Martinez fight...

Comment by Light_Speed on 09-11-2012

Everybody knows Ward is the man at 168, he doesn't even need a title.

Comment by TP6 U Snitch on 09-11-2012

Sounds like Suliman and his peeps didn't appreciate the idea of Dre wanting to destroy his Godson on Cino De Mayo weekend next year. I guess they figure they'll pull the same ish they did to Martinez, then duck Dre…

Comment by 285Kid on 09-11-2012

[QUOTE=Frank Ducketts;12498082]I wonder who the WBC mandatory. This **** is ridiculous![/QUOTE] Nikola Sjecloca [IMG][/IMG]

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