Andre Ward has stunned the boxing world by announcing he will be hanging up his boots and retiring from professional Boxing. Those fans hoping for a Ward vs GGG or Ward vs Bellew super fight, will have their dream fights moved to the ‘what if?’ section of boxing’s long list of fights that people wanted by did not happen.
Andre Ward, cemented his place as one of the all-time great fighter and pound for pound number one boxer after he won the rematch against Sergey Kovalev in June. However, after 32 victories, Ward has decided to retire ‘at the top of the mountain’ at 33.
Ward released this statement
“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.”
This is an interesting discussion about who is the pound for pound in boxing
Virgil Hunter talks about Andre Ward’s life and why he is pound for pound ‘he hasn’t lost a fight since he was 12 years old’.