After that battle, Ward will be looking to deal with the top 175lb competitors in 2016. Disallowing any unforeseen circumstances, Ward will be fighting IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev at the end of 2016.
Prior to making his choice to go up, Ward made one last ditch effort just recently to obtain a fight against Gennady Golovkin, however his efforts were consulted with no luck due to the fact that the Kazakhstan competitor and his management weren’t ready to dedicate to an unsafe fight versus a competitor like Ward. Golovkin wanted to combat incredibly middleweight Carl Froch without a catch-weight, but he wasn’t going to battle Ward for some reason.
When you cannot even get the competitor that numerous boxing fans view as the very best competitor in the 160lb division to eliminate you, then exactly what does that tell you about Ward’s possibilities of getting huge battles at very middleweight? There were no opportunities at all for Ward, duration.
With Golovkin not even ready to face him, Ward had to move up to light heavyweight to expand his horizons versus guys larger and more powerful than him. The important things is when Ward starts beating the leading 175lb fighters like Kovalev, he’s likely going to find himself avoided like he’s been at 168. Ward will get that fight against Kovalev, then after that, he’ll be avoided like the afflict similar to he is at incredibly middleweight.