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Andre Ward Announces Immediate Retirement From Boxing

Andre Ward Announces Immediate Retirement From Boxing
21/9/2017

Andre Ward shakes the world to its base with the announcement of his immediate retirement from Boxing. His retirement which comes after after his rematch victory over Sergey Kovalev in June, there with cementing himself as the No 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

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The Undefeated two-weight unified world champion Andre "SOG" Ward defended his title in the rematchagainst Sergey Kovalev, shifting his record to (32-0, 16KOs) and was having thoughts of moving up the weight to face Tony Bellew or possibly Anthony Joshua  when he shocked the world with his retirement.

"To the sport of boxing - I love you. You've been by my side since I was 10 years old," Ward stated.

"You've taught me so much. You've humbled me. You've promoted me. I've sacrificed a lot for you, but you've given me more than I ever thought possible.

"You gave me a platform, made me a champion and helped me provide for my family. I am forever grateful to you. You and I will always be synonymous, connected at the hip.

"Thank you for all the wonderful people I've come in contact with because of you. I've made friends for like. As I walk away from the sport of boxing today, I leave at the top of your glorious mountain, which was always my vision and my dream. I did it. We did it.

"From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has played a part in my journey. You know who you are. I could not have done this without you. I want to be clear - I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there.

"If I cannot give my family, my team and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting. Above all, I give God the Glory, for allowing me to do what I've done, for as long as I have."


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