Andre Ward, former champion of the super-medium and light-heavy divisions, assured that if he returned from retirement he would beat Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
During the program ESPN’s Max On Boxing, Max kellerman questioned Ward on what would happen in a hypothetical fight with the Mexican, who is currently the 168-pound monarch.
“Obviously, like you said, I’m retired,” he replied. Andre. “So I can’t really speak and with the same authority as when I was active. Do you know what people are going to say? ‘Oh, you’re retired, why are you talking about Canelo? ”.
And even though he didn’t mention it, Andre Ward he is sure he would beat the Canelo if he returned to boxing as an active fighter.
“But, Max, I entered the Hall of Fame on the first ballot ”, he questioned Andre. “I did not get to Hall of Fame Thinking any boxer can beat me I go into a fight with all due respect, analyzing that such a fighter has punch, that the other fighter is a good fighter. You enter with a healthy respect, but retired or not, I don’t think any fighter can beat me, Max. I’m going to leave it there ”.
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Today, Andre Ward He is 36 years old and retired undefeated as a professional boxer (32-0, 16 KO’s) in June 2017. This, after defeating in the eighth round Sergey Kovalev to retain the 175 pound belts of the WBA, FIB Y OMB.
Andre He was also monarch of the super middle division, which currently has at Canelo Alvarez as champion of the AMB Y CMB.
The Mexican fighter is looking to become the undisputed 168-pound champion in 2021. He will first defend the title on February 27 against Avni Yildirim and, if he won, he would face Billy joe saunders, who holds the WBO title.