News | Feb 21 2018

EXCLUSIVE Andre Ward eyed for Tony Bellew after David Haye fight

Eddie Hearn tells John Dennen that Tony Bellew could tempt Andre Ward out of retirement
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PROMOTER Eddie Hearn would like to see Tony Bellew fight Andre Ward, but after Bellew’s May 5 heavyweight clash with David Haye.

Ward’s trainer, Virgil Hunter has told Boxing News that the American star would consider coming out of retirement to step in to fight Tony Bellew.

Hearn said, “I spoke to Virgil about it and I just said keep him ticking over, which is easier said than done. But I think he’s training anyway. He’s flirting with the idea of a comeback already. But I would like to see Tony fight him after this fight. It’s a great fight. I know everyone always writes off Tony but at cruiserweight, it’s a tough fight for Andre, a very tough fight for Tony. So we’ll see. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Andre Ward come back.”

 

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