Andre Ward responds to Tony Bellew calling him out after beating David Haye

David Haye v Tony Bellew

Tony Bellew enjoyed the finest night of his career on Saturday.

While the Bomber often refers to his victory over BJ Flores at Goodison Park as his finest boxing moment, his explosive performance to see off David Haye in five rounds surely tops it.

Going into the fight, Bellew was a big underdog yet again, but his outstanding boxing skills and speed saw him emerge victorious and effectively end the Hayemaker's career.

At 35-years-old, Bellew doesn't have too many big fights left in him and the Evertonian hinted that he may consider retirement.

His trainer David Coldwell doesn't want him to fight again, while Carl Froch said after the fight that Bellew struggles to enjoy the sport anymore.

However, in his post-fight interview, the Bomber hinted that he would step back into the ring for a fight with Andre Ward.

The undefeated American announced his retirement from the sport last year, but it's thought he would re-enter the sport for a bout as big as Bellew.

And the Son of God has now responded to his callout.


"I've had a great opportunity to host that TV show and I'm focusing on that right now but I wish Tony nothing but the best. I wish him nothing but the best," he said.

Ward added: "I've been waiting on a phone call from Eddie since the Froch situation happened."

Sounds like he isn't really up for it. Ward's record in the sport is pretty daunting, winning all 32 of his professional fights, with 16 of those coming courtesy of a knockout.

He even defeated Froch in 2011, which is no easy feat.

Andre Ward v Carl Froch

In his post-fight press conference, Bellew discussed the prospect of fighting Ward.

“Styles make fights. There’s many styles out there that I can beat. I’ll beat Andre Ward. You’re all laughing at me, thinking I haven’t got a chance. I will knock Andre Ward out. I will beat him down, slowly but surely.

“I could do it two ways, I could outbox Andre Ward if I choose to, I’ve just got a different set of skills than what he’s faced before. I’ll beat him, I don’t care how good he is. I’ve got all the respect in the world for him, he’s an amazing fighter, a pound-for-pound great. Styles make fights and I would beat him.

“He wants the fight. Believe you me, he thinks he can beat me easy. He wants the fight.”

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