Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andre Ward: I Have To Make Decision Soon - Retire or Do Rematch!

By Carlos Boogs

Unified light heavyweight world champion Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) admits that he needs to make a big decision very soon - retire from the sport of boxing or go forward with a contracted rematch against Sergey Kovalev (30-1, 26 KOs.

Last November at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward won a close twelve round unanimous decision over Kovalev to capture the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) light heavyweight titles.

A few days after the fight, Kovalev exercised a rematch clause to force a second fight with Ward.

andre-ward_20

Ward is not pleased with some of the terms of the rematch and some of the statements that were made following the fight.

Kovalev, who dropped Ward in the second round and controlled the early part of the fight, believes he was robbed of a win and he's not afraid to say it. All three judges had a score of 114-113 for Ward.

Because of the rematch clause, Ward has to fight Kovalev again or retire - and he's made several threats about retirement. Ward says he is most interested in fighting Kovalev again, because he believes the second fight will be much easier than the fight.

If a deal is not reached, Ward is content to retire from the sport and focus on his expanding career in broadcasting. Ward is often used by HBO as an expert analyst for their televised cards, and even the UK is started to use Ward as well.

"[I have to make] a decision about whether to retire or have another fight is on the table right now. I have to make up my mind very soon," Ward told Daily Mail.

"There is only one fight left that interests me. A rematch with Kovalev. If it happens the second fight will be more difficult for him than the first. If not, well, I really love broadcasting. I am still in the thick of it all. Mixing with boxers and the fans from the best seat in the house. Without getting punched myself."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Freedom2111 on 02-11-2017

Andre Ward is an extremely selfish person, a man without honor or good sportsmanship. Yet he claims to be a Christian. :nonono:

Comment by Elroy The Great on 02-06-2017

all of the ward/kov threads should be placed in this one.

Comment by LetOutTheCage on 02-06-2017

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;17399987]Why? Just being curious...[/QUOTE] They seem to think Ward has a much better resume than Calzaghe. One guy on here was playing down Calzaghe's wins against Kessler and Hopkins and at the same time was raving about Ward's wins over…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 02-05-2017

it is terrific to see the boxing community pulling together for the sake of the sport, by respecting the official decision and acknowledging that heroic performance by Ward..... no, wait..... [IMG]https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAMcAAAAJDcwMTQ4Y2QzLTg0ODgtNDNjMi04MmYxLTVlYTE2NTAwMmMwNA.jpg[/IMG] LMAO :lol1:

Comment by BillyBoxing on 02-05-2017

[QUOTE=HURTFEELINGS;17403523][B]BS[/B] we all see them still crying about that fight, THESE PEOPLE ARE THE SAME HYPOCRITES that say punch stats dont matter, then come right back and try to argue that punch stats say it all,depending on if their guy…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (184)
Top Headlines Shane McGuigan Removes Carl Frampton From Twitter Bio Mayweather-McGregor News; Burnett-Zhanat Zhakiyanov, More TMT's DeJuan Blake: McGregor is Awkward, Mayweather is Ready Paul Hyland vs Stephen Ormond on October 21 in Belfast Jeff Horn: I'd Fight Mayweather Like Maidana Did - But Consistent! Cotto Unfazed By All the Attention Paid to Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Head: McGregor is Younger, Stronger, Longer, Big Puncher Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Post-Undisputed Report Card McGregor's Trainer: No Doubt Mayweather Gets Knocked Out! Estrada Training Hard, Expects High Drama With Carlos Cuadras Euro News: Virgilijus Stapuliones, Frenois vs. Dib, More Ellerbe: Mayweather Brought Boxing Back, People Talking Again! Malignaggi: The Boxing World is Laughing at McGregor! Roy Jones Jr. and BeIN Sports Ink Television Deal For Events Harmonito Dela Torre Furious Over Saul Rodriguez Withdrawal McGregor KO Would Resonate Far Beyond Weekend in Vegas De La Hoya: Canelo Took Mayweather Fight Too Soon, Better for It Cleverly Expects Mayweather To Stop McGregor Inside of Six Retirement Crosses Canelo's Mind, But Not Ready to Walk Away McGregor Motivated By Dismissive Boxing Fans, Vows to 'Educate' Samuel Vargas Edges Ali Funeka Over Ten Rounds Mayweather-McGregor: Camps Warned To Avoid Confrontations Photos: Payano vs. Santiago, Herring vs. Miller - Official Weights IBF Abolishes Second Weigh-in For Unification Bouts Arum Discusses Crawford's Future, Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Joshua: Mayweather Will Beat McGregor in Landslide, Can't Compete Marcos Hernandez Camp Notes For Kevin Newman Bout Arum Gives Latest on Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Fight Jeff Horn: I Can Beat Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor! Haye Feels Mayweather Has Zero Fear of McGregor Landing Shots Anthony Joshua: I’d Try MMA, But I Would Probably Get Beaten Saunders: I'd Jump at Chance To Face Daniel Jacobs in December! Carl Frampton Makes it Official: Leaves Barry McGuigan, Cyclone McGregor: No Fan of Canelo, Golovkin - I Want Lomachenko-Rigo Chris Algieri: McGregor Loses, Took Me 10-15 Fights To Transition McGregor: Horn Mauled Pacquiao - That Was No Robbery Daily Bread Mailbag: Crawford-Spence, Fantasy Matches, More DeGale: Mayweather-McGregor a Mismatch, But a Great Event Damon Jones vs. James Metcalf, British Eliminator Set, 10/21 Usyk vs. Huck: Otto Wallin vs. Timur Stark Added To The Card
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement