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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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