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Andre Ward on Usyk rumors: I don’t know much about him

Andre Ward isn’t revealing much these days.

In the last month or so, there’s been some talk about former super middleweight and light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KO) possibly ending his retirement to face reigning undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12 KO).

But Ward, 34 and now a boxing analyst and commentator, says he’s never seen a full Usyk fight.

“Andre Ward is retired,” he noted first, adding, “I don’t know enough about Usyk, man. I just started learning about Usyk in the last six, seven months. I’ve never seen a full fight of his. I saw clips of the Bellew fight. I don’t know much about him. He seems to be a good fighter. He’s getting a lot of buzz and a lot of praise, and kudos to him.”

When asked about former training mate Amir Khan potentially facing Terence Crawford, he said, “Tough fight, bro. Anybody who faces Terence Crawford, it’s a tough night. Doesn’t mean he can’t win, it’s a tough night, though. We’ll see what happens.”

As for Pacquiao-Broner on Jan. 19, Ward remarked, “It’s a tough one for both of them. I like Manny, I like Adrien, I’m gonna sit back and watch that as a fan.”

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