By Mike Smith: Unbeaten cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs) is quite clear when asked when he wants to face former two division world champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs). When asked by Fighthype when heor she rsquo;d be inclined to fight Ward, Usyk immediately said, “Yes. ” The appearance on Usyk’s face shows that he would enjoy only to face the 34-year-old ‘SOG’ Ward when he decides to come out of retirement. But, Ward appears to be eager to struggle Usyk, plus it was seen whether he’s got enough motivation at this time of his life to return to the ring for what could likely be the toughest fight of his livelihood.
Ward is currently saying that it’therefore definitely going to take a lot for him to return to the ring from the Usyk. Precisely how much a bag it would require to tempt the Ward is unknown at this time.
“I’m frightening. It would take a lot to create that struggle happen,” Ward said to Fighthype when asked whether heor she rsquo;d be interested in coming out of retirement to face Usyk.
There’s no money when he comes out of retirement to face Usyk, to be designed for Ward. The inquiry just how eager Ward would be to select the fight. It may not end well for Ward. Usyk is arguably a degree above Sergey Kovalev, and he’s better compared to the fighters who Ward was beating . Ward’s six fights earlier Kovalev were contrary to these guys: Edwin Rodriguez, Sullivan Barrera, Paul Smith, Alexander Brand, Chad Dawson along with Carl Froch. Usyk would easily beat all those fighters.
Ward hasn’t fought since last year when he defeated Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev to the second time in their struggle at June 2017. Ward has been out of action . That’s a long time, but perhaps not to this extent which he couldn’t even play at a high level and come straight back. The question is in regards home, whether Ward wouldbe happy to risk his unbeaten record again. Ward clearly saw something in rsquo & Sergey Kovalev;S-style that made him desire to move up from super featherweight to light heavyweight to face him the first of two days at 20-16. After being dropped on the canvas at the second round ward beat Kovalev. Kovalev landing hard shots from the surface was involved by the remainder of the struggle, and he being mauled by Ward .
After landing blows that a good deal of boxing fans believed were not low, From the rematch, Ward beat Kovalev. The controversy surrounding Ward’s two wins over Kovalev took away a lot of the charge in beating him, that he otherwise would have gotten. There were other fighters at heavyweight that rsquo & Ward didn;t even struggle for whatever reason. The boxing people wanted Ward to confront Adonis Stevenson Artur Beterbiev, Dmitry Bivol and Badou Jack. Individuals could have been fights for Ward, but without fighting with them, he decided to retire.
Ward states that Tony Bellew (30-3-1, 20 KOs) fought with his burden in his struggle against Usyk a month on November 10. Bellew from the round ceased after dropping him hard with a significant left into the mind. Bellew’s two previous fights were both at heavy weight against David Haye. Bellew might have gotten Usyk to accept a struggle , but he wanted to fight him for all four of his cruiserweight names. It was a decision on rsquo & Bellew;s part to move down to cruiserweight.
“He even hit on a wall. Once you move up like that, you can’t even proceed down,” Ward said about former WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew.
It wouldn’t even have mattered whether Bellew never moved around fend for both fights with Haye and had remained at cruiserweight. Bellew was going to suffer from a talented fighter like Usyk.