Andre "S.O.G" Ward returns within 2 years

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  1. TEAM_LOMA

    TEAM_LOMA This Is Boxing Full Member

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    Calling it right now.

    He's still young. Big money fights on the table.

    Within 2 years,
    S.O.G comes out of retirement
     
  2. HerolGee

    HerolGee Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I have my suspicion he will for a megafight, that is all. plus warm up with bivol.
     
  3. Papa_Bear

    Papa_Bear Active Member Full Member

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    I think right now a guy in Ward's position (recently retired with a marketable name) has to be looking at the arms race started up by DAZN and thinking to himself "WTF did I miss out on??" Same reason Klitschko is suddenly itching for a comeback probably.

    Bivol would be a great fight, but perhaps Ward would be keener to grab a Cruiser strap against the WBSS winner.
     
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  4. split_decision

    split_decision Boxing Addict Full Member

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  5. DON1

    DON1 ICEMAN Full Member

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    Lets hope he stays retired. A legend but what on earth would he need to come back for?
     
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  6. Birmingham

    Birmingham Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He's doing a Mayweather, letting 175lb fighters beat each other up for a bit, then he'll survey who is the best option once they've given each other a bit of wear and tear
     
  7. Birmingham

    Birmingham Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    A warm up with Bivol and his comeback ends there
     
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  8. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    Sounds plausible. Tony Bellew didn't spend all that time trailing a possible fight with Ward for no reason. Stands to reason someone had told him that he was amenable to coming back if the offer was right.
     
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  9. Birmingham

    Birmingham Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I guarantee he comes back
     
  10. Dario Argento

    Dario Argento The exotic Waitress Full Member

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    He was outmatched by Kovalev, now hes coming back to cruiserweight?
     
  11. Jackomano

    Jackomano Boxing Addict Full Member

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    This. Ward will definitely want some of that DAZN money before it’s all gone.
     
  12. Heavy_Hitter

    Heavy_Hitter Active Member Full Member

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    not sure if DAZN wants him. He is boring and has no fans.
     
  13. Rock0052

    Rock0052 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    DAZN is on a spending spree bigger than what Roc Nation was when they handed huge deals to Andre and Rigo. If he can get a piece of that, we may well see him back.

    However, he also had more mileage and wear and tear on him than usual for a top fighter his age. I could see him taking the Calzaghe route of retiring unbeaten with enough money to live comfortably and sticking to it. He's not a guy who needs to fight any more.
     
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  14. Ph33rknot

    Ph33rknot El gran campeón Mexicano Full Member

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    As the only boxer I dislike especially with those glasses on I hope you're wrong
     
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  15. pistal47

    pistal47 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Young? Are you plugged in kid? I remember Andre way back when he was fighting sub-novice in the amateurs. Hes 35 -- almost exactly to the day a year younger than me. And he's been retired for over two years. And you're suggesting he returns within 2 more years on top of all that?

    He is 100% factually on the decline physically/athletically, and has been for a few years already at least. Between my years boxing and in the USMC infantry, I've personally seen, witnessed, and dealt with the fact that certain and very specialized skills in both atrophy quite quickly if an individual doesnt constantly and consistently train hard and a lot to keep them up to par. That's the main reason why in the US military, JSOC units(Delta, Seal Team 6, RRC, ISA, and sometimes Ranger Battalions) deploy for 3-4 months at a time. Their operational tempo in those months is usually through the roof and they are consistently involved in close quarters combat/direct action raids, which is arguably the toughest and most specialized skills to master and maintain so they deploy once a year for a short period and then come home and hone their skills rabidly. Ward is no brawler, he was an EXCEPTIONALLY skilled boxer. The skills he possesses/possessed are equally as specialized, difficult to master, and difficult to maintain as those elite combat troops skill sets. You'd be amazed how quickly skills like them can atrophy. Even if he has been consistently in the gym and training since his retirement, he still hasnt been competing so without question his boxing skills have atrophied. Add to that his physical deterioration and ring rust, I'd say(and hope) he doesn't return, regardless how much bread hes offered. Andre is a very smart individual, too smart and real with himself IMO to make a return to professional boxing, especially at the world class level.
     

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