Sport Ward hints at AJ bout

12:11  19 june  2017
12:11  19 june  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

Liverpool reject Huddersfield approach for Danny Ward

  Liverpool reject Huddersfield approach for Danny Ward Liverpool have rejected Huddersfield’s approach to sign Danny Ward according to a report from ESPN. The Terriers were keen to re-sign the Welsh shot-stopper after he played an influential part in their promotion to the Premier League. Ward made crucial saves during both the semi-final and play-off final penalty shoot outs for Huddersfield and would be a welcomed return. Jurgen Klopp has dealt his good friend David Wagner an early blow by rejecting their bid to sign Ward permanently. The report suggests that Klopp would like to keep Ward in and around the first-team squad next season to fight for a place. Alex Manninger retired from professional football at the end of the season, leaving Liverpool with just two senior goalkeepers. Previous reports have suggested that Klopp wants to give Ward the chance to impress during pre-season before deciding his future, which may not rule out a loan move back to Huddersfield later in the transfer window.

Andre Ward says he would be open to a move up to heavyweight and has hinted at a possible clash against world champion Anthony Joshua. Ward first stepped up from the super-middleweight ranks to face the Russian last November and the 33-year-old has now admitted a bout against the WBA and

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Andre Ward says he would be open to a move up to heavyweight and has hinted at a possible clash against world champion Anthony Joshua.

The unbeaten American retained his world light-heavyweight titles on Saturday after a stoppage victory over Sergey Kovalev in their rematch in Las Vegas.

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Ward first stepped up from the super-middleweight ranks to face the Russian last November and the 33-year-old has now admitted a bout against the WBA and IBF heavyweight champion could tempt him to make the step up to the top division.

Ward stops Kovalev in eight to win rematch

  Ward stops Kovalev in eight to win rematch Andre Ward stopped Sergey Kovalev in round eight to win their rematch and retain his unified light-heavyweight world championship. The 33-year-old American extended his perfect career record to 32 wins from 32 in an impressive performance, albeit with a controversial ending, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.Ward won the pair's first meeting last November via a unanimous but tight decision, with Kovalev aggrieved at the result having knocked Ward down in round two, and the rematch was eagerly anticipated.

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Kovalev appeared on his way to beating Ward in November before Ward gained control midway through the fight and eked out a one-point win on all three scorecards. Kovalev claimed he overtrained for the first bout and had nothing when he went into the ring.

"I always seem to be knocking down giants one by one," Ward said. "Heavyweight, that's always been a dream of mine. It's got to be against the right guy, but I dream big and anything is possible."

Ward added: "He [Ward's trainer Virgil Hunter] has always been setting the bar high, that is the essence of our team right there.

"That man will have me believing things that I never even thought of. Like, 'Anthony Joshua, really?' and it will make perfect sense to him. So we'll see."

Hunter first suggested the idea of Ward facing Joshua and believes his man has the attributes to outbox the British knockout specialist.

Ward would also not be the first fighter to make the leap, with the legendary Roy Jones Jr having moved up from the light-heavyweight division in 2003 to defeat John Ruiz for the WBA heavyweight title.

"Fighting a bigger man doesn't have to do with size, it has to do with your attributes and their attributes," Hunter said.

"If you are able to single out one thing that makes it a competitive fight for yourself, you take that chance.

"I'd like to see him fight Anthony Joshua. I'm not playing, I'm serious. I think it would be a very interesting fight. I believe he could outbox Anthony Joshua.

"There's some things about Joshua that I see. He's a good kid, I know him, but I see things with him in particular and he is the best [of the heavyweight champions], but styles make fights.

"It would be a waste of time to go to the cruiserweights, we should just leapfrog it, go for it all."

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