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Andre Ward is retiring

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  1. DJ

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    Andre Ward says in statement on his website that he's 'leaving' boxing

    "Pound-for-pound king and unified light heavyweight world titleholder Andre Ward said in a statement on his website that he is "leaving" boxing.

    "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," the statement said. "If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting."

    Last month, Ward told ringside media that his television contract with HBO is up."
     



  2. DJ

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    Crazy. He's just 33.
     
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    that's a joke but good luck to him.
     
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    Sound decision by him. Nothing left to prove. 32-0...16 by KO.
    Dre-Dub is a quality dude...and he's had a spectacular career in the ring.
    He and family are set for life financially. Going out on top with his full health in tact is the way to go.
    Props and best of luck to him.

    Andre Ward - Wikipedia
     
  5. Schmoopy1000

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    nice to go out never losing a fight!
    & he didnt just pick & choose his opponent (playing it safe) to keep his undefeated record either.

    dont think he lost in the amateurs either
     
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    Good for him. Don't want to see a smart guy like that end up punch-drunk. Great fighter, great career, much respect.

    Agreed.

     
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    In other words, he is a bigger man than Floyd.
     
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    yes
     
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    I did want to see a Ward vs GGG or Wrd vs Canelo tho.
     
  10. DJ

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    It was never going to happen but Ward vs Mayweather would have been very interesting.