Andre Ward is one of the most dominant champions of today, as well as a true embassador of the sport of boxing and an example to the youth of the world.

Very unfortunately, he has sustained injuries that have left him out of the ring for long periods of time. First, Andre sustained a broken hand after conquering the WBC championship versus Carl Froch in December, 2011, which kept him out of the ring until September, 2012, when he defeated WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.

Andre was set to fight Kelly Pavlik when he suffered yet another injury which required surgery and has kept him out of the ring for eight months, and it is yet uncertain as to when he will resume his boxing carrer.

The WBC Board of Governors is honored to announce that by a unanimous voting, Andre has been designated Champion Emeritus, joining a very limited number of champions who have received such recognition which grants them special priviledges to be able to resolve ther own personal matters while not losing their standing as WBC Champion of the World.

Once Andre is ready to return, the WBC will order an immediatte bout between him and whoever is the reigning champion, with a purse split of 60-40 in favor of Andre.

Other Emeritus Champions who have succesfully used their designation are Vitali Klitschko, Konstantin Tszyu, Erik Morales, Bernard Hopkins and Floyd Mayweather Jr.


[url=] Frank Lotierzo Talks WBSS Cruiserweights and Beyond - ?The 200 pound cruiserweight division in boxing is getting ready to step into the spotlight with the recently announced cruiserweight tournament as part of the World Boxing Super Series. Below is the list of the eight participants slated for the tournament. The international field represents some of the top names in professional boxing with all but two of the men in the tournament holding?world titles currently or in the past. Mairis Briedis (22-0) Latvia Yunier Dorticos (21-0) ?Cuba Murat Gassiev (24-0) Russia Marco Huck (40-4-1) Germany Dimitry Kudryashov (21-1) Russia Mike Perez (22-2-1) USA Oleksandr Usyk (12-0) Ukraine Krzystof Wlodarczyk (53-3-1) Poland   Frank Lotierzo Talks WBSS Cruiserweights and Beyond In this latest TBC report we are joined by our veteran analyst Frank Lotierzo to take a closer look at the suddenly glamorous Cruiserweight division. Not only has the tournament given the division more attention but there is also talk of light heavyweight kingpin Andre Ward moving up in weight, possibly to face WBC cruiserweight world titlist Tony Bellew. The 200 pounders have a chance to shine unprecedented attention on the weight class in the second half of 2017, so not miss Lotierzo’s take on the subject right here. Frank Lotierzo Talks WBSS Cruiserweights and Beyond / Check out more boxing news and features at [url=]The Sweet Science, where the best boxing writers write. Click here to comment on this article at THE FIGHT FORUM. WATCH:?[url=]Frank Lotierzo Looks at Mayweather Jr vs McGregor