With the Sergey Kovalev clash now in his rearview newly minted light heavyweight, unified champion Andre Ward finds himself fielding questions once again about the potential for a fight against unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.
TMZ caught up with Ward to ask about a fight against GGG and why it different happen before. Ward maintains it was not his side that halted earlier talks, cites an email of terms that were agreed upon to make it happen before and says the fight won’t happen unless Golovkin moves up in weight.
They flipped it and made it seem like we were ducking and dodging but when you read the email it’s clear we gave them a 50-50 split so there wouldn’t be any arguing.
Each fighter gets a tune up fight similar to what me and Kovalev did and let’s do something after.
Personally, I don’t see that fight happening because he’s at middleweight and I’m at light heavyweight. But if he wants to come up and take that challenge, it would be a tremendous fight that fans would want to see.
Kathy Duva of Main Events made it very clear following Kovalev’s loss last Saturday that they wish to immediately exercise their rematch cause but according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. Times, that fight may not be next. Ward has the option to face a different opponent in the interim, with Main Event’s approval.
Most importantly, Duva said, both she and Ward’s side have to agree to any request he’d make to fight someone else. Such an agreement would likely involve a payoff from Ward to Kovalev.
Unconfirmed reports are surfacing of the rematch happening in as early as April. Now official word from either camp has come out as of now.