Boxing champ Andre Ward is once again picking a fight with his own promoter — claiming he was illegally trapped into staying with Goossen Tutor Promotiona for the rest of his career … and Andre wants out. TMZ Sports has obtained legal docs filed in L.A. County Superior Court … in which the reigning WBA super middleweight champ claims Goossen Tutor Promotions broke the law by signing him to a series of contracts that lock him up until 2016. Ward says he signed the initial deal back in 2004, and because CA labor laws prevent companies from signing people for more than 7 years at a time, he should be able to leave Goossen for greener pastures. He wants a judge to void the contract ASAP. In fact, Ward is turning to Oscar De La Hoya for support (at least, in his legal docs) claiming ODLH filed a similar lawsuit against Top Rank Boxing back in 2001 … AND WON … so he should get the same result.
Earlier this year, Ward filed for an arbitration hearing to void the same contract and the California Commission ruled in favor of Goossen Tutor.