Another Super Six Setback: Ward Re-injures Knee


The second of three fights in Group Stage 2 of the Super Six World Boxing Classic has been postponed after WBA Champion Andre Ward re-injured his knee in training for his April 24 bout against Allan Green. The bout was to appear on the same Showtime broadcast as the bout between WBC Champion Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler.

Ward’s recent knee problem stems from an injury he suffered playing basketball in 2008. He had surgery to correct it, which slowed the progression of his career until last year. Surgery will not be necessary this time around; however, Ward is adhering to medical advice to postpone the fight rather than go through training with an injury.

With that said, Ward feels he will be able to face Green, who is replacing Jermain Taylor in the tournament, by May or June to avoid holding the Super Six up any longer than necessary. Ward is coming off his signature victory – a dominant technical decision over Kessler that earned him the WBA title.

The March 6 bout between Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell was also postponed to March 27 when Dirrell injured his back in training.