Andre Ward surprised the world announcing his retirement from Boxing this Thursday. The boxing superstar, who seemed to be at his best, decided to end his career just when he was at the top of the pound-for-pound lists.
Ward announced his decision through his social media with the message “Mission accomplished”. He claimed that his body could no longer put up with the rigors of the sport, and recalled his best moments in the ring. Ward retires after two tremendous fights against Sergey Kovalev, whom he beat twice to earn the WBA Light Heavyweight Super Championship and reaffirm himself as one of the most outstanding fighters of the era.
In addition to his most recent title, Ward was also crowned Super Middleweight Champion in 2009, when he defeated Mikkel Kessler, forcing him to retire in 11 rounds to win the 168-pound belt. The native of San Francisco, California, defended that crown on six occasions with very outstanding performances.
Ward’s success in the professional field is sustained by a great career in the amateur field. The stylist boxer won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics in the Light Heavyweight division and thus the greatness of his career started.
At 33, Ward retires with a perfect record of 32 wins and 16 knockouts. The World Boxing Association sends the best vibes to the Champion and wishes him success in everything he undertakes from now on. Andre, you will always be part of our family. Thank you!