Date: 21st June 2017 at 11:31am
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Over in the US, last weekend, Andre Ward beat Sergey Kovalev in their re-match.

The win ensured that Ward hung on to, although in somewhat controversial style with a low punch contributing to the stoppage, his WBO, WBA and IBF light-heavyweight titles.

On the back of that victory there is talk that Ward could move up through the ranks to fight at heavyweight or cruiserweight.

In a typical brash American style, Ward?s trainer, Virgil Hunter, has backed his man to take on the current WBA and IBF heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, and beat him, prompting Ward to remark to the media,

‘He’s the heavyweight champion and the man but that’s just my coach’s belief.

‘Anything is possible. Virgil will speak his mind and I will back him up. That’s no disrespect to Anthony Joshua.

‘Cruiserweight and heavyweight is definitely an option. Is it easy? Absolutely not. Is it a risk? Absolutely. Are people going to think you’re crazy? Absolutely.’

Ward, if nothing else, always exudes confidence and has the boxing skills to back up his beliefs. In his career Ward has already held world titles at super-middleweight and has in his possession, at the moment, all the recognised cruiserweight belts apart from the WBC one currently held by Adonis Stevenson.

Could that be the next fight for Ward, with the American further remarking,

‘If there is enough buzz and people want to see it’.

But, if Ward does opt to fight at cruiserweight or heavyweight, you get the impression it could be a one off with Ward further adding,

‘Ideally you want it to be for a title, to make history and move on.’

Personally, I can?t see Ward getting in the ring with Joshua, can you?