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.
“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.