The Andre Ward retirement news has come out of nowhere as the 33 year old elite boxer has decided to go out early, and on top.
Live reaction is coming in everywhere around the boxing world at the moment to the news that one of it’s most skilled fighting sons has hung up the gloves.
American Andre Ward achieved everything in boxing, both as an amateur and a professional.
He highlighted this as one of the main reasons behind his decision along with concentrating on his new broadcasting career and his family in the future.
Ward will remain in the boxing game somewhat though. He is involved in the sport as a manager already for some fighters of note.
One notable fighter that stands out in this regards is Shakur Stevenson – who hired Ward and others to guide his career as a management team when he turned pro with promoters Top Rank in the not too distant past.
The reactions have been pouring in so far from stunned fight fans to the Andre Ward retirement news – here is some of the live reaction so far on Twitter:
Thank you Andre Ward ? pic.twitter.com/TabOnCym9t
— Black On Both Sides (@ImBornRebel) September 21, 2017
Andre Ward. One of the most underrated athletes considering his boxing career. Pound for pound No.1 ?
— jonny snow (@Moshinho) September 21, 2017
— Jack Carter (@PalmersNumber1) September 21, 2017
Damn, farewell champ! @andreward
— Fat Cuz (@LuvvVSFatCuz) September 21, 2017
I still think Andre Ward got plenty of years in him left but injuries holding him back and well…accomplishong What he said was enough
— Indiana Jones’ Fists (@KrimsonVnm) September 21, 2017
Doesn’t suprise me @andreward would get out of the game early. Andre has way more to offer than just boxing.
— PunkassErnie (@PunkassE) September 21, 2017
Bet u Andre ward comes back
— c h a r l i e (@ParlieCharkin) September 21, 2017
Damn Andre Ward retiring?
— Aldo (@_aldocepeda) September 21, 2017
— Mosi (@umarwaqar4) September 21, 2017
— Deplorable R ?? (@RLUK94) September 21, 2017