World light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev has offered Andre Ward a shot at the title should the American come out of retirement anytime soon.
‘Krusher’ was beaten twice by the ‘S.O.G’ in back-to-back bouts before his nemesis then hung up his gloves and Kovalev is hopeful of a change of heart.
“I’m ready always because I’m still training to fight anybody. I want a big fight, including Andre Ward,” Kovalev told Sirius XM Boxing Radio.
“There should be a third fight because we’re 1-1. A third fight should happen between me and Ward.
Kovalev is pencilled in to fight Eleider Alvarez in August, after which there would be a spot open for a trilogy clash with Ward.
Ward remains the only blot on the 35 year-old’s impressive C.V, and beyond a move up to cruiserweight, only Dmitry Bivol or Artur Beterbiev would seemingly be a threat to Kovalev in the short-term.
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