Pound for Pound #2 in the world Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward reacted to the passing away of his promoter Dan Goossen. Mr Goossen passed away earlier this week on Monday after a short battle with Liver Cancer.
The larger-than-life Goossen was 64 years old. Some of the most significant fighters in his stable included heavyweight contender Arreola and super middleweight champion Andre Ward. Ward however hasn’t fought recently because he was/still is trying to break his contract with Goossen Promotions, Dan Goosen’s promotions company.
Despite their less-than-amicable relationship, Ward offered his condolences when he leart of the passing.
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“Dan Goossen was an absolute titan in the boxing industry and a great friend to ESPN,” said ESPN boxing programmer Brian Kweder, who worked on many shows with Goossen, including one of the network’s biggest fights in years, the May 10 heavyweight title bout between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola. “He was the mastermind behind bringing the world heavyweight championship to the masses via ESPN back in May. He will be sorely missed.”