Andre Ward ready to get into groove

Originally Published: November 14, 2013
By Brian Campbell | ESPN.com

Time away from the ring has brought reflection and recovery for super middleweight champion Andre Ward. What his 14-month layoff that included January shoulder surgery hasn't done, however, is remove any of the fire in his belly, fire that has carried him to an unbeaten record and universal acclaim as the No. 2 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

Ward (26-0, 14 KOs) will return to defend his title against also-unbeaten Edwin Rodriguez (24-0, 16 KOs) on Saturday (HBO, 10 p.m. ET/PT) ...

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