Andre Ward Would Fight Anthony Joshua Over Canelo Alvarez- But Why?

Published 01/24/2021, 12:48 PM EST


Andre Ward is an undefeated pugilist who hung his gloves from the sport in 2017. He is a Hall of Famer and former 2-division world champion.

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Even after signing off from the sport, he hasn’t abandoned his boxing training regimes completely. The 36-year-old possesses all the traits to make a scintillating comeback.

Recently, in a chat with DAZN Boxing, Ward was asked to pick between Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua for his return. To which he responded, “That’s a good one I’m going, Anthony Joshua. All or nothing. All or nothing!”

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Ward contended in the super-middleweight and light-heavyweight roster in his fight days. Although Canelo fights in the same roster he used to, ‘S.O.G’ had a clear pick in terms of whom he will take on.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Anthony Joshua trains during a media workout on October 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Both Joshua and Canelo rank in the top-tier boxers of the modern era and provide a stern test to their opponents.

And Ward has always rooted for mighty challenges that shake him up, and this is principally why he got inclined towards a Joshua fight rather than the Mexican boxer’s challenge. Because in terms of weight, power, reach, money, and hype, Joshua races ahead of Canelo.

Joshua fights a couple of weight classes above Ward’s weight class, and the world knows what the Brit can pull off.

Will Andre Ward return to the ring?

Ever since his retirement, Ward hasn’t quite expressed an interest in making a comeback. He enjoyed a magnetic run in boxing with an impressive track record of 32 wins.

His fans assumed him to go a little longer in his professional boxing reign, but the American opted to hang his gloves up for good.

If he still wants a storming comeback to the ring, ‘S.O.G’ will have to enter a unique training program altogether to match his previous efficiency.

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Both the super-middleweight and light heavyweight divisions he fought in have turned highly stacked with ultra-competitive boxers.

However, the former champion exhibits the audacity to stun his opponents even at his current age. It will get enticing if he decides to enter the squared circle.

Will you be excited to see the former two-weight champion back in action?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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