Andre Ward eyes move to cruiser or heavyweight, says ‘anything is possible’ on facing Anthony Joshua

Ward v Kovalev 18/06/2017
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Unified light-heavyweight king Andre Ward says he’s now considering a move up to cruiserweight or even heavyweight.

The ‘S.O.G’  produced a magnificent stoppage at the Mandalay Bay to put an exclamation point on his saga with arch-rival Sergey Kovalev and now hopes to become a three or even four division world title holder.

Using a strategy of aiming for the solar plexus, Ward made Kovalev uncomfortable enough to complain on three occasions before a final assault saw Tony Weeks step in.

Prior to the eighth round ending, Kovalev was never out of the contest on the scorecards, although Ward was clearly hurting the Russian was looked jaded at times.

Ward’s win cements his place as the Pound for Pound best fighter on the planet and seemingly puts his feud with Kovalev behind him.

“Is it possible for me to get on the Pound for Pound list now (at number one)?” Ward asked HBO’s Max Kellerman.

“Hopefully we’ll get our credit tonight against Sergey Kovalev and we’ll top that Pound for Pound list.

On what’s next, he added: “Maybe cruiserweight? I don’t know. Cruiserweight or heavyweight, that’s always been a dream of mine. It’s got to be the right guy.

“I dream big and anything is possible when you got God in your life.”

Kellerman asked tongue-in-cheek whether top division number one Anthony Joshua was a target, to which Ward replied: “Anything is possible.”

The likes of Tony Bellew or even David Haye, the smaller heavyweights out there could be on the radar for Ward, although unification with Adonis Stevenson would certainly warrant an extended stay at 175.