Andre Ward Feels Canelo Alvarez Can’t Beat Him
Andre Ward is retired but he feels no one can defeat him, including Canelo Alvarez.
Ward is a Hall of Fame elect and he retired back in 2017. He also ended his pro boxing career with a record of 32-0. Despite being away from the ring for years and having no plans of a return, “S.O.G.” still believes he’d beat Canelo.
During an edition of ESPN’s Max on Boxing, Ward said that he feels no one can hand him a defeat, not even Canelo (via Bad Left Hook).
“I’m retired, so I can’t really talk my talk and have the bass in my voice like I used to when I was active. Because you know what people are gonna say. ‘Aw, you’re retired, why are you talking like that about Canelo?’
“But I’m a first-ballot Hall of Famer. I didn’t get to the Hall of Fame believing that any fighter can beat me. I go into a fight with respect, ‘OK, this fighter has punching power, this fighter’s a good boxer,’ you know, you go in there with a healthy respect. But retired or not, I don’t believe any fighter can beat me, and I’m just gonna leave it there.”
During his career, Ward earned multiple world titles in the super-middleweight and light-heavyweight divisions. He defeated the likes of Chad Dawson, Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler, and Sergey Kovalev.
Canelo has also captured titles at 168 and 175 pounds. In addition to that, Canelo has also won championships in the light-middleweight and middleweight divisions. Canelo is currently aiming to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion.