Former super middleweight champion Andre Ward's debut at 175 is going to have to wait until 2016. Ward was scheduled to be the co-main event on the Cotto-Canelo undercard on November 21st but an injury has forced him off the card.
Ward has been suffering from significant inflammation and constant pain in his right knee that is severely restricting his mobility. He has been advised by his physician to immediately rest and begin rehab on the knee to reduce the inflammation.
"I'm extremely disappointed that I'm missing this opportunity on November 21, but at the same time, I'm encouraged," said Ward. "Anytime I have had a minor or major setback in my career, by the Grace of God, I've come back stronger and this will be no different. I'm looking forward to a big 2016. Thank you to all my fans for your support and patience."