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BACKSTAGE WITH ANDRE WARD AS HE CELEBRATES VICTORY OVER EDWIN RODRIGUEZ

By Jorge Pimentel | November 17, 2013
FightHype.com was on hand at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, where undefeated super middleweight king Andre Ward made a successful return to the ring after a 14-month layoff, dominating the previously undefeated Edwin Rodriguez en route to a unanimous decision victory. Check out the scene backstage immediately after the fight as Ward celebrated the victory with friends and family.

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PAULIE MALIGNAGGI EXPLAINS WHY ANDRE WARD IS HIS NUMBER 1 POUND-FOR-POUND FIGHTER
February 09, 2016 - "I gotta go with Andre Ward...if you look at his resume, top to bottom, the names he's beaten, I don't think there's a guy right now that can compare...pound-for-pound means the best fighter in the world...I think people sometimes get confused with effectiveness and excitement factor," ......

FLOYD MAYWEATHER PRAISES JAMES DEGALE; SAYS HE'S VERY MARKETABLE AND EYES FUTURE CLASH WITH BADOU JACK
February 09, 2016 - "It's all about timing...there's no need to rush...that's a very, very intriguing matchup...James DeGale is one hell of a fighter...I like his approach...I love it...confident, strong in boxing, good puncher...real, real good look...very, very marketable," stated retired undefeated ......

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February 08, 2016 - "It's all part of the game plan...I had them singing a different tune...Ricky Hatton...he's a hell of a fighter...he has a lion heart, but once you face me, it's all about the skills...Ricky Hatton came out extremely aggressive...a fight is not just won in the first 2 or 3 rounds...I ......

FLOYD MAYWEATHER SAYS PACQUIAO DIDN'T HANDLE LOSS LIKE A CHAMPION AND STILL USING HIS NAME TO SELL FIGHTS
February 08, 2016 - "Pacquiao should have just handled the situation like a true champion...what hurt him was him having excuses talking about his arm was injured...the story continued to switch up...right now, they're using my name to sell pay-per-view for his next fight," stated retired undefeated former ......

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PAULIE MALIGNAGGI GIVES EPIC ANALYSIS OF CANELO VS. KHAN; EXPLAINS WHY HE DOESN'T LIKE THE FIGHT
February 05, 2016 - "Weight classes matter...not only is it hard to win, but...guys can get hurt...weight classes should be respected a little bit more...with his chin, he's not the strongest...Canelo being not only a puncher at that weight, but now he's fighting a smaller guy...his punching power is going to ......

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ASHLEY THEOPHANE BREAKS DOWN CANELO VS. KHAN; SAYS KHAN HAS CHANCE IF HE FOLLOWS MAYWEATHER'S BLUEPRINT
February 05, 2016 - "I like Khan...he goes after the big names...what boxer doesn't want to fight the best...he's got the speed...it's just that weight...I have to side with Canelo, but I think that Khan's speed will make it a fight for awhile...he's got a chance," stated jr. welterweight contender ......

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CHRIS EUBANK JR. SAYS HE LEARNED A LOT FROM FLOYD MAYWEATHER; EXPECTS HIM TO RETURN
February 05, 2016 - "When the time comes for me to step back into the ring, I'll be ready to answer the call...money can't buy that type of experience...I learned a lot...I'm sure I'll be working with him soon...personally, I think that yes, he would like to get that 50 and 0...I don't see him ......

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