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Andre Ward to return on June 20

Photo: Reed Saxson / Associated Press

Photo: Reed Saxson / Associated Press

Super middleweight champ Andre Ward announced today via his Instagram page that he is finally set to return to the ring on June 20 in Oakland, California.

I'm Coming Home!! June 20th in Oakland, Cali. Details to follow. #SOG #RocNationSports #Oracle #OracleArena

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Since unifying the super middleweight titles with a lopsided win over Carl Froch in the finals of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) has only fought twice, which included a TKO win over former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson (2012), and a dominating decision win over Edwin Rodriguez (2013).

After the win over Rodriguez, Ward was involved in a legal battle with his former promoter (Goossen Promotions) and was also dealing with a shoulder injury. After the passing of Dan Goossen, Ward and Goossen’s family settled and soon signed a deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports this past January.

According to ESPN, the fight may end up on BET as a time buy from Roc Nation, since HBO could not come to terms with Ward and the promoter on an opponent.

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