Ward to Commentate on ESPN

By Caryn A. Tate on August 17, 2017
Ward to Commentate on ESPN
Ward will join ESPN's coverage of the fight between Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo.

“It’s great to be back behind the mic on ESPN alongside Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas, two guys that I respect…”

Unified light heavyweight world champion and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre “S.O.G.” Ward will join ESPN’s coverage of the August 19th fight between Terence “Bud” Crawford and Julius Indongo, as well as the August 26th mega fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

The undefeated Ward will join ESPN’s Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas as a guest analyst for the August 19th Top Rank Boxing on ESPN bout between Crawford and Indongo. The fight will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, and will stream live on the ESPN app at 10pm ET/7pm PT from Lincoln, Nebraska.

On Saturday, August 26, Ward will also appear on numerous ESPN studio shows including First Take, SportsCenter, and others, leading up to the Mayweather vs. McGregor event airing on pay-per-view starting at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

“It’s great to be back behind the mic and working for ESPN alongside Joe Tessitore and Teddy Atlas, two guys that I respect and who provide great commentary to the sport of boxing,” Ward said. “I love stepping in to the broadcast booth because I have the best seat in the house, I’m not taking any punches, and I get to talk about the sport I know and love. Crawford-Indongo and Mayweather-McGregor are two of the biggest fights in the sport right now and I’m looking forward to providing my own unique insight and being an asset to ESPN’s boxing coverage.”

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  1. AkT 11:28am, 08/19/2017

    @koolz - you must be the only one! Everyone else thinks Crawford is the clear favourite here. crazy odds on that if your conviction is that strong - good luck!

  2. Koolz 04:25am, 08/18/2017

    I would rather talk about that Crawford fight I think it’s a 50/50 fight but really I favor Indongo.

  3. Alfonso Bedoya 05:10pm, 08/17/2017

    Tim Bradley was doing just fine….when he could get a word in edgewise when Teddy was bloviating full blast.

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