Roc Nation formally announced today that former super middleweight champion Andre Ward will be making his light heavyweight debut November 21st as the co-feature to Cotto-Canelo. Ward has signed a multi-fight deal with HBO.
"HBO is the premier network in boxing and has been a great home to me both as a fighter and a commentator," Ward said. "I made my professional debut on HBO nearly 11 years ago and I'm excited to move on to this next stage of my career at the light heavyweight division on HBO. My team and I have been hard at work preparing for Nov. 21 and the fans can expect another strong performance in Las Vegas."
According to Roc Nation, Ward will be looking to land a fight against the King of the light heavyweight division Sergey Kovalev in 2016. David Itskowitch, the COO of Boxing Roc Nation Sport stated:
"Starting this multi-fight agreement and Andre's quest to conquer the light heavyweight division with a fight on the highly anticipated Nov. 21 pay-per-view event is a fitting way to kick things off. We are hopeful that Nov. 21 is the first step toward a 2016 showdown with Sergey Kovalev."
Ward has been inactive over the past four years dealing with promotional issues. His new deal with Roc Nation will keep him busy in the hopes of becoming the best pound for pound fighter in the world. Many felt that Ward was the best fighter in the world behind Floyd Mayweather but inactivity has killed his career. With this new contract, he hopes that will change.