This is an exclusive extract from a major interview with Tony Bellew published in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine
Andre Ward was another name discussed, but is he happy in retirement? I’m not sure. I hope he is, but I know how it can be when a challenge stands in front of you and Andre will look at me as someone he thinks can add to his legacy, but that won’t happen if he decides to fight me. I respect him for what he has done inside the sport and out, but there’s not a chance he’s coming to cruiserweight and doing to me what he done to Sergey Kovalev. He left the sport on his terms and I wouldn’t begrudge him enjoying a happy retirement, but he knows where I am, and if he is interested in the fight then me and him can do good business together and give the people a classic fight. I’ve got the answers to beat Ward.