Andre Ward: Recovered, Rejuvenated and Ready to Win
The shoulder caused him to exceed the original recovery time of four to six months, so the WBC stripped him of his title due to inactivity. “I said, 'You know what? It’s time to take a stand,’” Ward told BET.com. “There are other fighters who have a longer layover than I did and they never took their titles.” He won that battle and his title was restored.