Andre Ward's Manager Not Ruling Out Potential Return

James Prince, the manager of former unified super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs), is not ruling out the possibility of his boxer taking a lucrative fight in the future.

The 34-year-old fighter announced his retirement in 2017, a few months after stopping Sergey Kovalev in their HBO Pay-Per-View rematch. The second fight was an immediate rematch after Ward won a controversial unanimous decision in their first bout in 2016.

But the retirement announcement has not prevented Ward from being named as a potential opponent by several top fighters.

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Unified super middleweight champion Callum Smith is hoping to face Ward, unified cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk is willing to delay his move to heavyweight for a potential fight with Ward, and promoter Eddie Hearn has even mentioned his name as a potential foe for unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Prior to his retirement, Ward had discussed the idea of moving up in weight to capture a world title at cruiserweight or heavyweight - and Joshua was mentioned as a potential target.

But after failing to reach an agreement with Tony Bellew for a potential cruiserweight bout, Ward made an unexpected decision to retire from the sport. Most insiders expected the Olympic gold medal winner to continue fighting for a few more years.

Hearn promotes Smith, Usyk and Joshua. He believes Ward is looking to return to the ring.

Prince indicates that a ring return is possible - if the right situation came up. 

"We had a lot of success. He left the ring a wealthy man and put 'to be continued'," Prince exclusively told Spencer Fearon for the Ringside Toe 2 Toe podcast.

"You never know, there may be a 'to be continued' situation. Andre is a retired fighter right now. I believe that all things are possible. I'll leave it at that.

"All things are possible, if the right situation is presented, is allowed, you never know."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Squ□redCircle34 on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;19325752]He wouldn't teach Usyk or Fury a damn thing. Usyk can move remember? He's too fast for Ward to hold and push down on. And Fury is just too big, too skilled. Keep on smokin' the good stuff though.[/QUOTE] You…

Comment by Snoop Frog on 12-05-2018

Usyk versus Ward for cruiserweight would be awesome.

Comment by elfag on 12-05-2018

[QUOTE=j.razor;19325447]That aint true. S.O.G. is a proven beast. If he came back just like T.B.E. did he would be automatically back as the P4P King.[/QUOTE] Dawson .

Comment by Pigeons on 12-04-2018

Usyk-Ward for the undisputed and lineal cruiserweight title, please.

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 12-04-2018

He could come back for a WBSS at light heavy which would be the best one yet. I'm pretty sure Dre would like to add the Muhammad Ali trophy to his collection.

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