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Andre Ward contract declared valid

Updated: May 1, 2014, 4:43 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

For the second time in 10 months, the California State Athletic Commission upheld promoter Dan Goossen's promotional contract with super middleweight champion Andre Ward, who has been seeking to terminate the agreement.

Ward previously lost an arbitration hearing before the commission in June 2013. On Wednesday, arbitrator Andy Foster, the executive officer of the commission, ruled in Goossen's favor following an April 9 hearing at which Ward did not show up and did not testify, leaving ...

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