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Andre Ward-Kelly Pavlik fight is off

Updated: December 27, 2012, 10:42 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Super middleweight champion Andre Ward's right shoulder injury is more serious than originally thought and he will need surgery, forcing his already postponed title defense against former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik to be canceled, a Ward camp source told ESPN.com on Wednesday night and Pavlik's manager, Cameron Dunkin, confirmed.

Ward injured the shoulder during a sparring session in late November, forcing the Jan. 26 HBO main event -- slated to be on the first boxing card at the ...

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