Ward Signs Extension With ESPN
Following Top Rank’s multi-year extension with ESPN, Undefeated former two-division world champion, Andre Ward, has agreed to a new multiyear deal with ESPN.
WArd, who was a 2004 United States Olympian, will serve as an on-site and studio analyst for ESPN’s boxing coverage.
“We are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Andre,” said Mark Gross, ESPN senior vice president, production and remote events. “Andre’s experience in the ring, wealth of knowledge and passion for boxing will further enrich our live boxing coverage and provide fans a unique perspective of the sport.”
Added Ward: “I’m excited to officially become a part of ESPN’s broadcast team. ESPN’s new boxing platform is an opportunity for today’s talent to be exposed to a wider audience and it pushes the sport forward. My desire is to be an asset to those watching all over the world by giving viewers an unbiased, educated opinion that is clear and concise.”
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