Andre Ward set to make 175-pound debut Nov. 21

October 29, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) Two-time world champion Andre Ward will make his 175-pound debut Nov. 21 in Vas Vegas on a card featuring the middleweight world title fight between Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.

Roc Nation Sports said Thursday that Ward signed an exclusive multi-fight agreement with HBO that will open with the fight at The Mandalay Bay Events Center against an opponent to be determined.

Ward is 28-0 with 15 knockouts. He returned from a 19-month layoff in June to stop Paul Smith in the ninth round in a nontitle fight in Oakland, California. The fight was Ward's first since signing with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports.