Ward: Bay Area fighters getting 'world-class shine'
Andre Ward talks about the Bay Area boxing scene and his upcoming bout with Kelly Pavlik.
You would be super middleweight champion of the world Andre Ward film -- -- garage all places thanks for joining us Andre. You. And -- and this is another rotten season and in his impromptu -- this it's been. Well you just. -- -- -- chronicle live for a season area coming out and experience -- you know Comcast. Those shows. Some people that work here it's -- -- out here to. Support me keep my name here. Captain or here you know him broadcasts. -- Fiercely talented enough to come on it's great. Right with it. Right back. And have some kind of briefly talk about. Very tough to just -- -- coming out here this team's world class time. And he just to see. I think the fact that eight out of the ten fighters on that list have even one or 54 world title wouldn't last year I think it speaks volumes about the quality of players we have. Yeah and I mention this on the story. Of boxing on both sides. -- used to be. Down there Q there's. But there's -- some fighters. These GM's that work hard and now you know like we may feel tomorrow and you know excited for him. Well. -- got a great opportunity but then looks like you're gonna have not -- over the horizon January 26 against Kelly pavlik hasn't been finalized. Which promoter Dan Goosen tells me it's close. Tell me how you feel about that -- this is to leave me too. You know HBO. You know world class stage and just before it's like. Kelly apparently you know some people -- well agencies -- -- -- it. There was a great job keeping Kerry is. Just keep them something like this can -- you can believe -- formal check out. Can get and others at the time. He's of the prime so we're going to be ready to pitch you know -- Oakland center field ring magazine actually brought this up with -- last fight with them wilders Hinske. Public was getting hit with a lot of shots and he's always gonna have that be right hand -- going to be great power puncher but. I'm sure you had been licking your lips watching them fight. That -- at the time that. -- you know couple fights that I had to do with it. I've briefly remember resist -- you know -- capitalists and -- -- accurately accurately I was coming back. You know he's always weren't weren't there he caught just -- -- enough to get -- so I don't think it was you know. He works Kelly up there seen -- -- -- -- you know -- the green. And that's that and I think that from my standpoint. You know cares about me it's. You know. To tell what you had some great -- -- -- this past you were listed in that we can mr. Dawson took two and a well as far as the venue for the fight. Dan wasn't. Chris Cleary did bring up may be in this she may be Atlantic City. Would you have a preference on where -- let him both of those great you know I think Atlantic City -- it because you know. Or call us tremendously -- -- what Karl Rusch. Rick Crowell. Everybody so it's a lot of never fought -- -- you obviously. Any boxing -- along with Las Vegas so I -- even think he would -- he would not that you would you know. It would be good to finally racing because Kelly would have a lot of fans there he'd be motivated so you don't really eat either opportunity would. Decent field. They hadn't really started. Training camp full scale yet which -- -- Brett. But knows based on your work. Against -- Chad Dawson virtual honor ring trinity years. The place it's become a hot bed and now we've seen him for doing who low Fernando Guerrero all these other players green. And Amir -- coming through. Had you discuss -- -- virtual as far as the dynamic time. You know are you concerned at all that he might be spread too thin now I don't. Think Serena I think you know those fighters and personals and and his impeccable. On the top fighter. And you know in upstate mean it's just the way it is that he would say are you serious about -- -- He knows not to be any any overly happy you know -- This guy won't trade he's got to give the quirky take active right -- stand out of their way to work in a moment right now and that was my time you know. Expect the same respect so yeah it's a lot that he has in his right I think he can -- I think that things. I've been how have the new addition yeah. Done so far have you been able to interact serve and lord -- campus facilities yes I've seen and little briefly. You work your ups and -- work and then lose it I think urges it to him about it because my -- -- Students -- just teach and kind of let this offense fighters I think we haven't what boxing right now and I think first you can practically -- him concept of defense. We're pretty suited for his -- So I think you know once they get a couple camps and they built a few parts I think that kind of -- -- --