Ward ‘leaving’ Boxing, Says ‘desire Not There’

Ward ‘leaving’ boxing, says ‘desire not there’

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Pound-for-pound king and unified light heavyweight world titleholder Andre Ward said in a statement on his website that he is “leaving” boxing.
“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,” the statement said. “If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting.”
On Thursday, the 33-year-old Ward (32-0, 16 KOs) told First Take more about the thought …

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