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Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table!

IBF, WBA, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) is not ruling out the possibility of a future showdown with IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight king Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs).

Ward's dream is to replicate the accomplishment of Roy Jones Jr., who is 2003 jumped from light heavyweight to capture the WBA heavyweight title from John Ruiz.

If Ward and Joshua were to collide, the British boxer would have a six inch height advantage and an eleven inch reach advantage.

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The topic first came up after Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in their June rematch.

Ward's trainer, Virgil Hunter, approached the subject and said he feels his boxer could beat Joshua right now.

"I'm not playing, I am serious," said Hunter. "I believe he could outbox Anthony Joshua. It would be a waste of time to go to the cruisers (cruiserweights), we should go for it all."

Ward was caught off-guard and had no idea that Hunter would bring up the subject of a Joshua fight - but he's still not ruling out the possibility of that contest taking place one day.

Ward feels confident that he can beat anyone.

"Nothing is off the table," said Ward to Sky Sports. "I have got a lot of respect for Joshua, he is the heavyweight champ. He has earned it the hard way, he beat the old guard in (Wladimir) Klitschko, a great fight. I just wish Virg had tipped me off, gave me a heads-up.

"I had just come out of a battle, I am licking my wounds a bit, and then he is calling out the heavyweight champion of the world. I'm like 'Virgil, come on man'! I don't want to misconstrue the message. I don't want to act like we are handling Joshua in any kind of way. He is the heavyweight champion of the world, he deserves that respect. But of course my team and myself, I believe I can beat anybody, so we'll see. Time will tell."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by j.razor on 08-31-2017

[QUOTE=NYG;17970843]Because Ward is so fast and elusive right? Just stop[/QUOTE] No, its that AJ is NOT fast & elusive. He is big like a tree & slow like turtle.

Comment by eco1 on 08-22-2017

Ward is a POS. Just do it, I want to see you out of the game forever!

Comment by alexguiness on 08-22-2017

With a headbutt and ball punching...anything is possible.

Comment by Thurman on 08-22-2017

Big oaf AJ would be lunging, huffing and puffing, swinging at air as Andre tags him with sharp counters and peppers him with jabs. It'd be Tom and Jerry in there. Ward by UD.

Comment by A.K on 08-22-2017

Ward bull****ting as usual

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