American boxer stopped opponent in the eighth round to retain the IBF, WBO and WBA world light heavyweight titles
ANDRE WARD says he could move to heavyweight and even face Anthony Joshua saying: “Anything is possible.”
The American boxer, 33, wanted to stamp his authority on rival Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night and said in the build up he wanted to stop him.
Ward stuck to his word, stopping Kovalev in the eighth round to retain the IBF, WBO and WBA world light heavyweight titles.
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When asked what’s next for the undefeated Ward, he said he will possibly move to cruiserweight, or heavyweight.
On the suggestion he could face Anthony Joshua, he said: “Anything is possible.
“Maybe cruiserweight, I don’t know. Cruiserweight, heavyweight, that’s always been a dream of mine.
“It’s gotta be the right guy, but I dream big. ”
Ward reckons he would do well against bigger guys because he has good stamina, saying it’s his dream to move up weights.
He added: “It’s more like it’s a dream.
“I don’t have anything on the books right now for a cruiserweight fight, a heavyweight fight.
“I know it sounds crazy when you’re light-heavyweight and I’m not the biggest light-heavyweight. But look at Roy [Jones]. It happened.
“That’s always been a dream of mine and that’s something me and Virgil [Hunter, Ward’s trainer] talk about.
“I do really well against big fighters because of my stamina, because I may not physically be the biggest but I’m strong.
“So if the right opportunity and the right fighter comes along, anything is possible. That’s not just talk, that’s real.
“Fighting a bigger man, it doesn’t have to do with size or anything. It has to do with his attributes and their attributes.”
Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter says that Ward would “outbox Anthony Joshua” and how AJ’s size wouldn’t be a factor.
Hunter said: “If you were to single out one thing to make it a competitive fight for yourself, you take that chance. Because that’s what he’s here for.
“I’d like to see him fight Anthony Joshua. I’m serious. I’m not playing, I’m serious.
“I think that would be a very interesting fight. I believe he can outbox Anthony Joshua.
“There are some things about Joshua that I see. Now he’s a good kid, I do him and he’s swell but I’m telling you, I see things with him in particular and he’s the best.
“But styles make fights. Styles make fights. It would be a waste of time to go to cruiser, just leapfrog.”
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