by Brandon Richard

After a year-and-a-half layoff, WBA super-middleweight champion Andre Ward will make his long-awaited return to the ring against Paul Smith this Saturday.

The Oakland native, who will be fighting at Oracle Arena, is also a member of Team Jordan and has new boxing boots for the occasion. Jordan Brand previewed Ward's fight boots earlier today, showcasing a custom model in red mesh with a black foundation and white branding hits. Ward's nickname, "S.O.G." (Son of God), is displayed across the toebox.

Roc Nation presents Ward/Smith this Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. EST on BET.

Andre Ward's Red Jordan Boxing Boots for the Paul Smith Fight