It’s a surprise opportunity for Smith who has completed back-to-back world title fights, both gallant points defeats to WBO titlist Arthur Abraham. Ward, who didn’t fight throughout 2014, is the WBA Super super-middleweight champion.
“They’ve enquired about Paul Smith to fight Andre Ward, talks are on going and I think he’s got a chance,” promoter Eddie Hearn revealed. “He had two good performances against Abraham in front of a big audience and Ward, regardless of what he’s said, he wants a comeback fight. He’s been out for nearly two years. If that’s his option – great for Paul Smith.”