Andre Ward Retires from Professional Boxing

Congratulations to an unblemished 32-0 career. The time was right – Andre has decided to step away from professional boxing. We will keep a close eye on his post career activities and will post updates here from time to time.

It has been an amazing ride. And thanks for all the memories from inside the ring, outside the ring, press conferences, weigh-in’s, public appearances etc.

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From One Champ to the Next

In remembrance of Muhammad Ali, Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre Ward took to his twitter to post following: “My Champ, My Legend, Ali…”

Ward included the link to a special Ali tribute video that was created earlier this year by award-winning director David Finch for the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards. The video is based on a posthumous letter that Ward wrote to the Greatest of All Time.

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) will face Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) in a highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” are available on axs.com and at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office. Follow the conversation #WardKovalev.

Former NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch visits Andre Ward at Training Camp

Former NFL superstar Marshawn Lynch paid a visit to Two-Time World Champion Andre Ward at training camp, ahead of his “Pound For Pound” showdown against Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In Ward’s first fight at light heavyweight against the then-undefeated Sullivan Barrera at Oracle Arena, “Beast Mode” was part of a star-studded “entourage” including Steph Curry, Draymond Green and Michael B. Jordan that walked Ward into the ring and then proceeded to rush the ring upon the boxing phenome’s unanimous decision victory. Since announcing his retirement from the NFL, the Oakland-native running back hasn’t missed a single Ward fight this year.

Photo Credit: Khristopher Sandifer/Roc Nation Sports

Kovalev vs. Ward “Pound For Pound”, a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight title at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is presented by Main Events, Roc Nation Sports, Krusher Promotions and Andre Ward Promotions and is sponsored by the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Corona Extra, Zappos, JetLux and Monster Products. The championship event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets are available on axs.com and the T-Mobile Arena box office.

Follow the conversation using #KovalevWard.

Andre Ward Coin Toss, Bank of the West Classic

Last night, Two-Time World Boxing Champion Andre Ward took center court at The Bank of the West Classic at Stanford University to conduct the official coin toss for Venus Williams vs. Magda Linette, which saw Williams victorious in 3 sets.

Ward calls the toss a “first” in his illustrious career. Prior to the match, Ward also connected with Wimbledon Champion Serena Williams, who was on hand to watch her sister’s match. Ward and Williams share a strength performance coach, Mackie Shilstone, as well as the honor of both being Olympic gold medalists.

Video courtesy of Khari Jones

Photos below, courtesy of Bank of the West Classic

Andre Ward during the coin toss during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.
Andre Ward during the coin toss during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.
Andre Ward during the coin toss during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.
Andre Ward during the coin toss during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.
Andre Ward during the coin toss during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.
Andre Ward during the coin toss during the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, CA.

A proud Bay Area native, the undefeated Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will return to the ring on Saturday, August 6 at Oracle Arena to continue his conquest of the light heavyweight division when he takes on Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs). The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. Follow the conversation using #WardBrand.

Tickets priced at $250, $120, $90, $40 and $30, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Tuesday, June 28 at 5:00 p.m. PT and will be available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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