Jackson Supports Local Boxing Champ

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Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson poses for a photo with Oakland-native and reigning WBA Super Middleweight boxing champion Andre Ward at the official weigh-in. Photo by Craig Bennett/Goossen Tutor Promotions.

This past Saturday night, Oakland Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson spent the evening helping out with the festivities and taking in some championship boxing in Carson, Calif., as Oakland's own Andre Ward successfully defended his WBA super middleweight title against Arthur Abraham in a Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament match.

"It was a tremendous honor to be in the corner of one of Oakland's finest athletes, Andre Ward," Coach Jackson said. "At 24-0 Andre is chasing perfection in boxing and his life, and this organization is and will continue to do the same."

Ward won the Light Heavyweight gold medal for the United States in the 2004 Athens Olympics.

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Raiders Head Coach Hue Jackson poses for a photo with Andre Ward after the Oakland-native successfully defended his WBA title. Photo by Craig Bennett/Goossen Tutor Promotions.

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