Statement From Andre Ward: Relinquishes WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Title

0
546
After careful thought and consideration with my family and team, I have decided to relinquish my WBC Super Middleweight World Champion Emeritus Title.  As has been recently reported, the WBC elected to strip me of my world title belt, making the upcoming bout between Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant Super Middleweight Title.  After consultation with my manager James Prince and attorney Josh Dubin, it is my belief that the WBC did not have the right to strip me of my World Title and name me Champion Emeritus.  We voiced our position to the WBC, and after several discussions, have agreed to disagree with their interpretation of the facts and rules.  In our opinion, we feel strongly that I did not violate the rules in any manner whatsoever.

           

When I fought Chad Dawson, there was no mandatory contender.  Subsequent to my victory, I injured my shoulder but have remained ready, willing and able todefend my title within the period specified by the WBC’s rules.  Nonetheless, without what we feel was appropriate due process, the WBC elected to strip me of my World Title.  I think my track record in fighting the best opponents available speaks for itself.  I worked extremely hard and dedicated my entire career to win and defend my WBC belt.  As a matter of principle, I have chosen to stand up for what I believe is right.  I think the fans know and appreciate that I am the Super Middleweight Champion of the World, and I trust that I will continue to be recognized assuch. I am back in training again, feeling great, and excited about my return to the ring

                                                

The Super Middle Weight Champion of the World,
 
Andre Ward

SHARE
Previous articleDecubas Jr. and Santos Add Miguel Florez To Their Stable
Next articleHaroon Khan Hopes To Fight In The US Again Soon
The team at Thaboxingvoice.com set out with a mission to create an online environment focused on boxing that voiced the opinions, concerns, and attitudes of you, the people. Doing our best to bring you the answers you want to know, and getting the exclusives that those other guys cant. We are always working hard to get the inside scoop inside and outside of the ring. If it’s happening in Boxing, we will tell you about it! You can find us at the fights all over the place with our nationwide team of correspondents, and wide reach around the globe we have the tools and the team to bring you coverage from all the fights. Whether it is in a gym in Jersey or on the floor at MGM Grand. No fight to big or small for Tha Boxing Voice. Our experienced team combined has over 50+ years of boxing experience to bring to the table. Some of us growing up ringside, some of us growing up in the ring, no matter the situation we are all true boxing fans first and reporters second. This can be found evident on our twice-weekly podcast. We work hard to bring you interviews that answer your questions and guest who will spark your interest from all areas of the boxing world. Writers, Trainers, Promoters and the most relevant fighters before and after some of their biggest fights. We are working 24/7 to get the information to you, the listeners. We work to form a personal relationship with our listeners and our guests making our show more intimate and giving a raw, uncut and real aspect that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We are Tha Boxing Voice, The Voice of you, The People. Follow @boxingvoiceshow