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checkleft
post Jun 17 2013, 08:37 AM
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So the rumors are true about ward wanting to get out of his contract with Dan. Now there is more rumors saying Wards first choice for a promoter would be top rank. Makes sense since hes an HBO fighter, prince has some ties to top rank, and ward also commentates on HBO. Also most of the MW, SMW, and LHW are on HBO.

And here of course is the elephant in the room, Chavez is under TR.

Is this a good move? Bad move? Smart? Did Andre get rattled by froch and floyds comments about him not being able to sell? Thoughts...
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post Jun 24 2013, 04:49 AM
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Ward is in a very, very tough spot.

He doesn't have the behind-the-scenes support or the dedicated fan base of Floyd Mayweather to go out there and do his own thing. I think that tactically, he's trying to fill the void in HBO left by Floyd, or at least share it with Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner. With Pacman also in the twilight of his career, the HBO exposure is up for grabs.

We, the people in the know, understand realities. Bob Arum has liberally stolen from every single fighter he has ever been associated with. We can only hope that Ward has a team who will tightly track all of his finances and make sure that deals are not only fair, but that they are executed to a T. So even if his hands are tied and he needs to fight for Top Rank, he should take all necessary steps to protect himself.

You're the best fighter in the world, other than a guy who was born in Grand Rapids a long time ago. Make sure you get paid for having that status.

I hope you know what you're doing, SOG.
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- checkleft   Andre Ward looking to sign with Top Rank   Jun 17 2013, 08:37 AM
- - MAHDI   ward has said and now is doing things that In my v...   Jun 17 2013, 10:27 AM
- - Dolimite   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 17 2013, 05:37 AM)...   Jun 17 2013, 11:04 AM
- - Cshel86   Leaving Goosen at this point, is a good idea. Poss...   Jun 17 2013, 11:21 AM
|- - bnoles4life   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jun 17 2013, 12:21 PM) L...   Jun 17 2013, 01:07 PM
|- - Juice   QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Jun 17 2013, 11:07 A...   Jun 17 2013, 03:21 PM
|- - Marcus   QUOTE (Juice @ Jun 17 2013, 04:21 PM) Al ...   Jun 17 2013, 06:23 PM
- - daprofessor   ward has that squeaky clean image and smile that a...   Jun 17 2013, 02:25 PM
- - Franchize   Ward will find out quick that Bob only wants to sh...   Jun 17 2013, 07:20 PM
- - checkleft   I agree with most of you on here. I don't see ...   Jun 17 2013, 07:24 PM
|- - Hotsauce   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 17 2013, 07:24 PM)...   Jun 17 2013, 10:24 PM
- - mrchitown   Froch wasn't even able to get under his skin w...   Jun 17 2013, 08:31 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 17 2013, 09:31 PM)...   Jun 17 2013, 08:36 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 17 2013, 08:36 P...   Jun 17 2013, 09:00 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 17 2013, 10:00 PM)...   Jun 17 2013, 09:28 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 17 2013, 09:28 P...   Jun 18 2013, 12:01 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 18 2013, 01:01 AM)...   Jun 18 2013, 01:57 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 18 2013, 01:57 P...   Jun 18 2013, 02:20 PM
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||- - daprofessor   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 19 2013, 06:07 P...   Jun 19 2013, 05:08 PM
||- - mrchitown   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 19 2013, 05:07 P...   Jun 19 2013, 05:14 PM
|- - wolterb   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 18 2013, 02:57 P...   Jun 19 2013, 09:57 AM
- - Junior80   I hope to god ward doesn't sign with that piec...   Jun 17 2013, 09:06 PM
|- - Plah   QUOTE (Junior80 @ Jun 17 2013, 10:06 PM) ...   Jun 18 2013, 12:26 PM
|- - Junior80   QUOTE (Plah @ Jun 18 2013, 01:26 PM) Arum...   Jun 18 2013, 03:06 PM
- - MAHDI   [quote name='Franchize' date='Jun 17 2...   Jun 19 2013, 09:00 AM
- - xxxxxx   Andre Ward needs to forget 168 and start looking t...   Jun 19 2013, 01:38 PM
|- - Franchize   QUOTE (xxxxxx @ Jun 19 2013, 02:38 PM) An...   Jun 19 2013, 02:12 PM
|- - xxxxxx   QUOTE (Franchize @ Jun 19 2013, 02:12 PM)...   Jun 20 2013, 12:38 AM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (xxxxxx @ Jun 20 2013, 12:38 AM) Th...   Jun 20 2013, 01:57 AM
|- - xxxxxx   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 20 2013, 01:57 AM)...   Jun 20 2013, 06:39 AM
- - Genius   Frankly I don't think any promoter or anyone c...   Jun 20 2013, 02:45 AM
- - MAHDI   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 20 2013, 02:53 AM)...   Jun 20 2013, 09:21 AM
- - mrchitown   ^^^^ see this shit, I called it lol. Chistradamus ...   Jun 20 2013, 12:45 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 20 2013, 01:45 PM)...   Jun 20 2013, 02:23 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 20 2013, 02:23 PM)...   Jun 20 2013, 02:40 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (MAHDI @ Jun 20 2013, 10:21 AM) All...   Jun 20 2013, 02:28 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 20 2013, 03:40 PM)...   Jun 20 2013, 03:20 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 20 2013, 03:20 PM)...   Jun 21 2013, 11:00 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 20 2013, 04:20 PM)...   Jun 21 2013, 02:24 PM
- - wolterb   I think Ward has earned himself a little bit of sa...   Jun 21 2013, 08:06 AM
- - MAHDI   Ward should move up and fight Adonis... 168 is dea...   Jun 21 2013, 09:09 AM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (MAHDI @ Jun 21 2013, 10:09 AM) War...   Jun 21 2013, 02:21 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 21 2013, 12:00 PM)...   Jun 21 2013, 06:59 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 21 2013, 07:59 PM)...   Jun 21 2013, 07:13 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 21 2013, 06:59 PM)...   Jun 21 2013, 09:11 PM
- - MAHDI   QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jun 21 2013, 08:13 P...   Jun 21 2013, 08:53 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (MAHDI @ Jun 21 2013, 09:53 PM) Mat...   Jun 25 2013, 02:47 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 21 2013, 10:11 PM)...   Jun 21 2013, 11:11 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 21 2013, 11:11 PM)...   Jun 22 2013, 03:25 PM
- - checkleft   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 22 2013, 04:25 PM)...   Jun 22 2013, 04:22 PM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (checkleft @ Jun 22 2013, 04:22 PM)...   Jun 24 2013, 10:01 PM
- - emd01   Arum is licking his chops at this chance, I bet. F...   Jun 24 2013, 12:36 AM
- - MaxPayne   Ward is in a very, very tough spot. He doesn...   Jun 24 2013, 04:49 AM
- - mgrover   well he's a free man now   Jun 25 2013, 06:57 AM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (mgrover @ Jun 25 2013, 06:57 AM) w...   Jun 25 2013, 08:51 AM
|- - mgrover   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 25 2013, 02:51 PM)...   Jun 25 2013, 10:51 AM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (mgrover @ Jun 25 2013, 10:51 AM) A...   Jun 25 2013, 02:31 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (mrchitown @ Jun 25 2013, 03:31 PM)...   Jun 25 2013, 03:00 PM
- - Franchize   After reading yet another excellently written arti...   Jun 25 2013, 08:03 AM
|- - mrchitown   QUOTE (Franchize @ Jun 25 2013, 08:03 AM)...   Jun 25 2013, 08:53 AM
|- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Franchize @ Jun 25 2013, 09:03 AM)...   Jun 25 2013, 01:14 PM
||- - Dolimite   QUOTE (Cshel86 @ Jun 25 2013, 11:14 AM) F...   Jun 25 2013, 01:17 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Franchize @ Jun 25 2013, 09:03 AM)...   Jun 25 2013, 02:55 PM
- - Franchize   To me this is like the dude is lookin like Ed Snow...   Jun 25 2013, 03:27 PM
|- - daprofessor   QUOTE (Franchize @ Jun 25 2013, 04:27 PM)...   Jun 25 2013, 05:02 PM
- - Hotsauce   arum: sign with me bradley and you will get the ma...   Jun 25 2013, 09:45 PM
- - Cshel86   QUOTE (Hotsauce @ Jun 25 2013, 10:45 PM) ...   Jun 26 2013, 10:26 AM


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