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Tonight, middleweight champion Andre Ward aims to remind us exactly why he was considered one of boxing's top pound-for-pound stars before rotator cuff surgery sidelined him in January. The 'Son of God' steps back into the ring after a 14-month layoff against undefeated Edwin Rodriguez in defense of his WBA title.
Following yesterday's preview, here's a look at Ward getting prepared for tonight's bout in his custom Jordan Brand gear, including Air Jordan 28 SE-inspired boxing boots. The 28 SE is generally considered one of basketball's top performance models, so it'd be interesting to see how any of that technology translates to the ring.
Check out a few shots from Ward's media training session below and watch the fight tonight at 9:30 p.m. EST on HBO.
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