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Andre Ward Hints at Comeback? At Higher Weight?

Former unified super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) has made some interesting late night tweets that got people talking.

The first tweet, was Ward discussing that he's bulked up.

"Weighed in last night at 199 lbs. All muscle I promise!! I been working," Ward stated.

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And then a moment later Ward posted another tweet, letting his followers know that he's working on something 'special.'

"We're working on something special," Ward posted.

Ward, 33 years old, retired from boxing last year, a few months after gaining a stoppage win over Sergey Kovalev in their June rematch.

He vacated all three of his light heavyweight titles and all three have already been claimed by other boxers - Kovalev (WBO), Artur Beterbiev (IBF) and Dmitry Bivol (WBA).

Prior to his retirement, Ward and his trainer, Virgil Hunter, had discussed the wild possibility of making a move to the heavyweight division to pursue a world title.

Ward has always been very blunt that one of his biggest dreams was emulate the accomplishment of one of his idols, Roy Jones Jr., who made the big jump from light heavyweight to capture a heavyweight world title in 2003. Jones also weighed around 199-pounds when he fought John Ruiz for the WBA title.

Also prior to his retirement, Ward told HBO Sports' broadcast analyst Jim Lampley that he was mulling the idea of heading up to heavyweight to fight IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

"A few weeks ago when we were working together in Carson, at the StubHub with the super flyweight tripleheader, he was the expert commentator on that [HBO] show. I was riding back and forth with him from our hotel to the arena, and he was telling me about of the fights that he would be interested in taking - and specifically telling me how he would beat Anthony Joshua in an adventure fight against a heavyweight," Lampley told BoxingScene.com.

After the stoppage of Kovalev, Hunter made it clear that the possibility of Ward going up to cruiserweight was a waste of time and he would rather see his most accomplished student go to heavyweight to fight Joshua.

"I'm not playing, I am serious [about fighting Joshua]," 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."

Joshua is returning on March 31, against WBO champion Joseph Parker in a high stakes unification.

Whether or not Ward will return at all remains to be seen.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by john l on 01-31-2018

[QUOTE=Zaroku;18432282]Having met the man at fenton's ice creamery in Oakland... I don't think he can pull it off... But I've been wrong before... WAR WARD!!!![/QUOTE] Don't see him doing anything at heavy(size,power)but cruiser could be possible.I would rather see him…

Comment by john l on 01-31-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;18432267]So in other words you want to see losers, got it.[/QUOTE] Nice point you can tell real fans by how feel about tech great fighters.As kids we all wanted to see the monsters but when you get older and more…

Comment by soul_survivor on 01-30-2018

Didn't I say he'd return? Didn't I say he'd never fight another world class LHW ever again? He was lucky enough to get 2 "wins" over Kovalev. Anyway, I love the arrogance, because in his hubris, he might just end…

Comment by Mr Objecitivity on 01-30-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18440633]DUDE, you had better not be one of those "[I]155lb Canelo was a middleweight[/I]" people serious question (due to a current long-running thread)..... do you think that 155lb Canelo was a genuine middleweight? I actually want that question answered before…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=Mr Objecitivity;18439548]How can it be 'fake' when Ward [B]has never fought at cruiser weight against another cruiser weight? [/B] Do you mean "any" location / place or weight division? What evidence is there that he can defeat a top level…

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