Boxing

“Andre Ward retired because of me,” Sergey Kovalev claims

The sudden retirement of Andre Ward led to a rival boxer brandishing some pretty harsh, albeit perhaps joking, words about the eight-time world champion. Sergey Kovalev jabbed at Ward about the Oakland legend announcing his retirement Thursday in an interview with TMZ. “Yesterday he fought me and today he’s retired. That’s the reason,” Kovalev said,…
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Oakland’s undefeated champ says, “Mission Accomplished”

Oakland’s Andre Ward completed his mission, evidently. The light-heavyweight champion, citing the physical demands of boxing, stunningly announced his retirement Thursday at age 33. “Mission Accomplished,” was the title above a two-paragraph statement on his website. “I want to be clear — I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the…
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“Desire no longer there,” says retired undefeated champion Andre Ward

Andre Ward decided to end his career on top. Ward announced Thursday he is retiring from boxing because he no longer has the desire to fight, leaving the sport at age 33 with an undefeated record and the light heavyweight championship. Ward released a statement on his website titled "Mission Accomplished " thanking those who…
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Andre Ward retires @ 33

Andre Ward, the world’s number one pound-for-pound boxer – noted for his two controversial wins over Russian boxer Sergey Kovalev – has retired from the ring aged 33, he announced Thursday. Ward won Olympic middleweight gold for the USA at the Athens 2004 Games, before turning professional later that year. He went on to win…
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Triple G and Canelo Alvarez to discuss rematch

The second chapter of Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin could be in the works. Representatives for both fighters are planning to discuss a rematch this week, according to ESPN’s Dan Rafael. Alvarez and GGG met on Saturday night in Las Vegas and fought to a draw in what was one of the most anticipated fights…
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