Ward requires large purse for comeback

Joe Gallagher, the coach of WBA Super middleweight champion Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs), told about the possible return in boxing of the former P4P leader Andre Ward:

“According to my information, Andre Ward wants an insane purse for returning. If this is true, then neither Usyk nor Smith will ever fight him. Although I think you can come to some kind of agreement.

Callum Smith’s fight against Andre Ward will be a louder event than Usyk-Ward fight. I understand Andre’s interest in a fight against Usyk for four cruiserweight belts. But Usyk, no matter how good a boxer he is, will never sell a stadium in any country - in Ukraine, in the United Kingdom or in the United States. The only possible stadium fight in this case is against Callum Smith at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool,” said Joe Gallagher.

Smith is like Usyk (16-0, 12 KOs), is the winner of the first season of the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS).

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