Ward Gets Big Challenge Against Miranda

Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward will have a chance to prove himself in the super middleweight division next month when he will face his toughest opponent yet, Edison Miranda. According to ESPN, Ward signed on for a bout with the hard-punching Miranda set for May 16.

This is a good fight for Ward, who has had a slow climb since he turned professional due to a knee injury early in his career. Miranda is coming off of a knockout win against lesser-known opponent Joey Vargas.

The fight, which will take place in Ward's hometown of Oakland, California, has been picked up by Showtime and will be featured on their "ShoBox: The New Generation" program.

This is a great fight for Ward. Miranda is a decent name in the super middleweight division due to his power combined with his mouth. It's a safe bet that Miranda will start the trash talk any day now.

This will be an important fight for both fighters, with Ward on the rise and Miranda struggling to establish himself as an elite competitor after losses to Kelly Pavlik and Arther Abraham (twice).

If you can't catch the broadcast on Showtime, remember that we will have round by round coverage right here on May 16.

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1 comment:

uatu said...

This is a very interesting fight. Ward gets his first big step up. I love the matchup.