Over the last week, a public feud heated up between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Ward. Most of the chaos came from Floyd's controversial remarks. He ripped into Ward for numerous things including Andre's nickname and popularity. Ward's initial response was handled with class. However, things got more exciting after Ward said he would fight Floyd at 160 pounds. According to a March 15 report by Fighthype.com, Andre Ward made the following comments:
"I answered a question/comment from a writer about the possibility of me and Floyd ever fighting despite our weight difference and size difference. I answered the question and said I would be willing to fight Floyd at 160 if that fight ever came about."
Ward would further explain that the media took his comments out of context and that he respects Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ward, who's rehabbing and injured shoulder, said he couldn't fight Floyd right now even if the two agreed to a bout.
Ward is the super middleweight champion for both the WBC and WBA. Mayweather is considered the top fighter in the world. His fight against Robert Guerrero on May 4, will be contested at 147 pounds. Ward acknowledged the significant difference in weight between the two. As for Floyd, he still proclaims that it's all about "Floyd".
The highest Mayweather has fought at was 154 pounds and he did that twice. The first time was against Oscar De La Hoya in 2007 and the second time was last year when he fought Miguel Cotto. Most pundits would agree, there's zero chance that Floyd would ever go above 154 to fight anyone. He could have two big fights in the 154 pound division against Sergio Martinez, who would come down from 160, and Canelo Alvarez, who Floyd is also in a public feud with.
Mayweather is the favorite heading into his May 4th bout against Guerrero. The fight has already done well at the box office as less than 1,500 seats remain for "MAYDAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero", which is being held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
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