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Stevenson: Ward might want to fight Bellew but he doesn’t want to fight me!

Adonis Stevenson welcomes the thought of knocking out Tony Bellew again and says Andre Ward wants no parts of him.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

WBC light heavyweight world titleholder Adonis Stevenson would appear to have his work cut out for him as he’s set to take on Badou Jack this weekend, but he tells Sky Sports that he’s still open to the idea of a rematch with Tony Bellew, who he knocked out in 2013.

“You have to fight again the guy who knocked you out, except me! If I fight Bellew again, I am going to knock him out again. It would be exciting, though.”

Despite that, Stevenson seems to be aware of the rumblings of a potential fight between Bellew and Andre Ward — the fight that never happened in Creed — and doesn’t waste a second in slighting the retired fighter.

“Ward might want to fight Bellew, but he certainly doesn’t want to fight me,” said Stevenson.

“When he had those titles, we tried to unify the division with him, and he just retired.”

Stevenson would continue by saying that he’d be willing to go to the UK to face Bellew again — even at a catchweight on a prospective Joshua-Wilder undercard. That’s still all up in the air for now, though, so first Stevenson will have to take care of business this Saturday against Jack.

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