Andre Ward Talks What Would It Take To Get Him To Fight Again

Former world champion Andre Ward isn't thinking much about returning to the ring.

These days, Ward seems to be content with retirement and doing television work on multiple boxing broadcasts, didn't rule out the possibility of a boxing return. In an interview with Ring TV, Ward admitted he is not thinking about fighting again, but said there is a possibility that he could box once more and such a return would have to be an offer that's almost too good to be true.

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"I don’t really know because I’m not thinking about it. Like I told you several times before, me getting back in the ring, bro, a lot of things would have to fall into place. It’s not like a (monetary) number or anything like that. It just has to be right. It has to be right. Meaning opportunity, the legacy piece of it. Talking to my family, friends about it. There’s a lot of boxes that gotta be checked, but I don’t even have to deal with that because I haven’t been made an offer yet," Ward said.

One possible roadmap that Ward mentioned was a fight against former cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew which would serve as a lead-in to a heavyweight fight. One such heavyweight matchup that could entice Ward to return would be a shot against current WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. Such a hypothetical matchup has been brought up in the past with Ward being open to the idea, but these days, a Joshua vs. Ward fight is highly unlikely to happen.

Ward retired in September 2017 as the undefeated, unified WBA, WBO and IBF light heavyweight champion. Ward last fought in the summer of 2017 when he stopped Sergey Kovalev in the seventh round of their pay-per-view rematch.

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