Ranking the 5 Most Ideal Opponents for Andre Ward's Next Fight

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Ranking the 5 Most Ideal Opponents for Andre Ward's Next Fight
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Andre Ward has been on the shelf since September of last year when he put on a dazzling display of boxing skills and power as he pounded and stopped light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson. His scheduled fight with Kelly Pavlik was canceled due to a shoulder injury Ward suffered in camp. Since then, he's been rehabbing and looking forward to his return to the ring. The biggest question is who will the undefeated champion fight next?

Pavlik abruptly retired, so we can cross him off the list. Ward has largely cleaned out his division, and rematches with Carl Froch or Mikkel Kessler just don't seem very enticing at this point. He has outclassed and easily defeated everyone he's taken on, so we'll take a look now at who is left, and who would be the most compelling match.

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