Ward focused on The Contender amid Bellew comments

Andre Ward has insisted his focus remains on his entertainment career despite Tony Bellew's apparent fight offer.

Bellew beat heavyweight rival David Haye for a second time on Saturday and, although he toyed with the idea of retirement following a dominant display, he named Ward as an opponent he would be interested in facing.

Ward (32-0) has not fought in close to a year and says his focus remains on roles in Creed 2 - the sequel to a film Bellew also featured in - and as host of boxing reality television series The Contender.

"I've been blessed, man," the American told FightHype.

"I just got off the set for Creed 2 and I'm on my way now to the set for The Contender. It's a great opportunity to host that show - I'm focused on that right now. I wish Tony nothing but the best."

Asked whether he would still be receptive to a call from Eddie Hearn, Bellew's promoter, Ward again dodged the issue and pointed out he had heard nothing more from the Matchroom chief since the idea of a second bout with Carl Froch was floated in 2013.

"I've been waiting on a phone call from Eddie since the Froch situation happened, when he fought [Mikkel] Kessler for the second time," he said.

"I've been waiting for Eddie to pick up the phone and I still haven't got that phone call."

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS