Andre Ward, former world champion in two divisions and analyst of ESPN, he assured that he has no rivalry with Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez.
“I have no problem with him,” he replied in an interview with FightHype.com. “The internet, since I retired, came with this rivalry that is not real. This man never said my name when he was active or retired. I have never mentioned his name. “
This comes after Caleb Plant, next rival of the Mexican on November 5, announced that Ward is helping him in his prep camp.
Andre He was a 168-pound world champion for the CMB and AMB and then go up to 175, where he also got the belts of the WBA, FIB and OMB.
Days after he defeated Sergey Kovalev In June 2017, he announced his official retirement from the rings at age 33.
“All this came because I am retired and we fought with a common rival,” he said. Andre. “Even after that fight he didn’t mention my name. I don’t think he will mention my name again in terms of wanting to fight. So no, we don’t have a history ”.
Canelo and Ward, a rivalry?
So much Andre Ward What Canelo Alvarez they fought against Kovalev.
The American did it twice. He first beat him in November 2016 by unanimous decision and in June 2017 by knockout in the eighth round.
For his part, the Mexican fought before Sergey in November 2019 in the only combat of Saul at 175 lbs. In the eleventh round, Alvarez knocked him out.
“I have no issue with Canelo“Continued the analyst of ESPN. “No need to worry. At the end of the day it’s another boxer from the other side of the ring, someone I consider a friend (Plant), so there is nothing ”.
It will be next November 5 when Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant unify the super median division.
“If I’m a hater for supporting my brother, because I want to see him become a unified champion and win those belts, it is what it is,” Ward said. “There is a false rivalry that has been talked about the last four years between me and Canelo. It seems that it is something, but really there is nothing to see ”.