fbpx

Andre Ward Retires From Boxing

Today, undefeated light heavyweight champion, Andre “S.O.G.” Ward has decided to hang up the gloves. He announced his retirement on his website via a statement and Jordan brand video.

Andre S.O.G. Ward on Twitter

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED https://t.co/FTBBwubLsd https://t.co/dtQppu8pAZ

The announcement was a surprise to many. Fans have gotten used to seeing Ward as an HBO commentator and also his mentorship of young Olympic silver medalist Shakur Stevenson. Ward co-manages Stevenson with music and sports impresario James “J” Prince.

Ward spoke to the crew at ESPN “First Take” to further explain his decision:

First Take on Twitter

After announcing his retirement, @andreward tells us why he decided to make the decision. https://t.co/xzqb2TLsKQ

His retirement rocks the current pound-for-pound rankings, where for many Ward was at the top of the pyramid. This move places Terence Crawford at the top of the list with Vasyl Lomachenko and Guillermo Rigondeaux following closely behind. 

Ward leaves the ring with an undefeated record of 32-0 with 16 KOs. His body count includes two wins over Sergey Kovalev with one by TKO, a TKO over “Bad” Chad Dawson and wins over Carl Froch and Sakio Bika among many others.      

HBO Executive Vice President, Peter Nelson issued a statement: 

“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top. To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.

“We wish Andre and his family much success and happiness as he explores new opportunities, including with our own HBO family as one of the expert analysts on our broadcast team.

“It was a privilege for HBO to serve as the television platform for many of his landmark achievements in the sport he loves.”

Ward retires as the WBA (undisputed), IBF, and WBO light heavyweight champion and former WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and lineal super middleweight champion.        

Tags

Related Articles

12 Comments

  1. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll appreciate if you continue this in future. Lots of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!|

  2. Hi! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after going through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m certainly happy I stumbled upon it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!|

  3. Hi there to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of this website; this website consists of remarkable and genuinely excellent data designed for visitors.|

  4. Thanks , I have recently been looking for information approximately this topic for a long time and yours is the best I have came upon so far. However, what in regards to the bottom line? Are you certain about the supply?|

  5. Thanks for your personal marvelous posting! I seriously enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will ensure that I bookmark your blog and will eventually come back later in life. I want to encourage one to continue your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!|

  6. Greetings! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had issues with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform. I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.|

  7. Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself personally spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting. But so what, it was still worth it!|

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker