Andre Ward recently went through a dispute with fight promoter Dan Goosen in which he tried to extricate himself from a promotion deal the two had signed in 2011.
However, the California State Athletic Commission ruled that the contract was enforcable. Ward seems to have accepted the ruling, but rumors have surfaced that the fighter would soon partner with Bob Arum in the future.
Ward shot down the rumor, even though it seemed Arum could help make a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. become a reality.
“That’s a very superficial reason to try to leave a promoter," Ward told CSN Bay Area. "You know, I’m a man of my word, and as long as my contract is binding, I’m going to adhere to my contract like I always have. And people have to understand that litigation, these types of things, lawsuits, they cost money, and that’s the wrong reason to get out of a contract.”
Sounds like Ward is leaving the door open for Arum. If the long-time promoter is willing to buy out Goosen so it didn't cost Ward anything, he might be willing to go with Arum.
That's not likely to happen.
Fiction: Ward is staying put.