Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tony Bellew's Trainer: Andre Ward is The Ideal Legacy Fight

David Coldwell, the trainer for heavyweight contender Tony Bellew (30-2-1, 20 KOs), would love to see his boxer step in the ring with someone on the level of an Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs).

Bellew, a former WBC cruiserweight champion, blasted out David Haye in five rounds earlier this month.

After the big win, he called for a fight with Ward - likely at the cruiserweight limit of 200-pounds.

ward-bellew

Ward retired last year, a few months after his June stoppage win over Sergey Kovalev to retain the WBA, WBO, IBF light heavyweight titles.

There was some discussion, prior to the retirement, that Ward would move up in weight - and Bellew was named as a candidate - but the two sides were unable to reach terms.

Just the motivation alone of facing someone like Ward will motivate Bellew to rise to the occasion, says Coldwell.

"The motivation is fighting a pound-for-pound great fighter, an absolute great, phenomenal fighter in Ward, and the motivation of beating somebody like that for you legacy and for what you are walking away from the sport is - it's phenomenal," Coldwell told Sky Sports.

"They are the kind of fights that's going to give him the fire, give the motivation. He doesn't have to have an opponent in there that he doesn't like, he just has to have that buzz about the fight."

Of course, Coldwell does admit that he would like to his fighter and close friend retire from the sport.

"I said it straight after the fight, and I said it after the first Haye fight, I would love him to retire," Coldwell said.

"I understand that he wants to carry on. I understand that. As long as it's a fight that's going to get the fire burning in his belly, make him want to come to the gym, make him work as hard as he always works hard. As long as it's a fight like that, I get that. I'm happy for him to do so."

Tags: Tony Bellew image   Andre Ward image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TinAgeOfBoxing on 05-23-2018

Legacy of an annoying idiot who beat up a crippled semi retired David Haye. Now wants to fight a retired LHW occult h0m0 who wins with tackling and low blows.

Comment by GlassJoey on 05-23-2018

When I look at Bellew’s face compared to when he fought Adonis, I think he should retire. Would love to see him low blow Ward into submission or get knocked out of the ring by Fury.

Comment by JLC on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=JcLazyX210;18796609]That's what I am thinking . I highly doubt there's enough money in it for Ward to leave retirement. Ward was never a big draw.[/QUOTE] I agree that this is Ward’s thinking too. But I also think it isn’t very…

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=sammybee;18796461]Bellew vs Chisora[/QUOTE] I'll watch it . I would even watch him against David price lol

Comment by JcLazyX210 on 05-23-2018

[QUOTE=Freedef;18796125]If there only was Belt on a table for this fight SOG would jump on that fight right away.[/QUOTE] That's what I am thinking . I highly doubt there's enough money in it for Ward to leave retirement. Ward was…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Araneta Blasts Out Tomogdan Cold, Wins WBC Asia Belt in Cebu Wilder: When I Beat The Man Who Beat The Man - I'm The Man! Video: Caleb Plant Talks Hand Injury, Uzcategui Fight, Ramirez Video: Badou Jack Talks Kovalev-Alvarez, Stevenson-Gvozdyk Video: Terence Crawford Talks Garcia-Porter, Benavidez Fight Video: Bob Arum Talks Wilder-Fury, Manny Pacquiao, More Carlos Cuadras Gets Technical Decision Over Ricardo Nunez Khan: Fight With Pacquiao Could Sell Out Stadium in the UK Shavkat Rakhimov Destroys Robinson Castellanos in Two Evgeny Tishchenko Makes Pro Debut With TKO Win in Five Photos: Jesse Hart, Shakur Stevenson, Jason Sosa, Cornflake Win Fury: Wilder Called, I Answered - Not Like Sh*thouse Joshua! Photos: Jennings Dropped, Comes Back To Stop Dimitrenko Deontay Wilder: I Promise - Fury Will Be a Knockout Victim! Photos: Tyson Fury Boxes Past Pianeta, Secures Deontay Wilder Photos: Carl Frampton Stops Jackson, Looks To Warrington Shot Photos: Cristofer Rosales Takes Out Paddy Barnes With KO Frampton: Warrington Fight is Easiest To Make - Let's Do It Atchariya Claims Decision, Chanoi Scores KO in Bangkok Fury: Wilder Congratulated Me, Said it Was Great Performance Subriel Matias Crushes Breidis Prescott, Jantony Ortiz is KO'd Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta - CompuBox Punch Stats Haye Cautions Fury That Wilder Has 'Real Dynamite' in Hands Bryant Jennings: I Made Adjustments, Got The Job Done Jason Sosa Drops Reynaldo Blanco Twice, Wins Decision Carlos Ocampo Bounces Back, Knocks Rojas Out in Three Mykal Fox Beats DeMarcus Corley, Nicholson KO's Rodriguez Bryant Jennings Gets Off The Floor To Stop Dimitrenko in Nine Bryant Jennings vs. Dimitrenko - Live BoxingScene Scorecard Jesse Hart Drops Gavronski Twice, Stops Him In Third Round Video: Tyson Fury Promises To Spark Deontay Wilder in Vegas Video: Saunders Talks Wilder Incident, Fury Crashes Interview Shakur Stevenson Boxes Past Carlos Ruiz To Win Decision Paddy Barnes Taken To Hospital After Knockout Defeat Jennings-Dimitrenko Undercard Results From Atlantic City Shavkatdzhon Rakhimov, Robinson Castellanos Ready To Fight Carl Frampton vs. Josh Warrington Set Up For Year-End Clash Photos: Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury - Go Face To Face in Belfast Carl Frampton Breaks Down, Stops Luke Jackson in Nine Tyson Fury to Deontay Wilder: I'm Knocking You the F*** Out!
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement