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Andre Ward: I'm Not Breaking Retirement To Fight Canelo

Andre Ward (32-0, 16 KOs), 35-years-old, has no desire to come out of retirement for a potential mega-bout with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

Ward, a former unified super middleweight and light heavyweight world champion, retired from the sport in September of 2017. The decision was very unexpected, because at the time Ward was actually discussing the idea of moving up to cruiserweight for a fight with Tony Bellew.

He last saw action in that same year, when he stopped Sergey Kovalev in the eight round to retain the WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight titles.

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And last week, Canelo moved up by two weight classes to score an eleventh round brutal knockout of Kovalev to capture the WBO light heavyweight title.

After the fight, there was several calls for a mega-bout with Ward at the weight.

Although there would be a lot of money on the table, Ward has no intention of returning for that fight.

"I'm not coming out of retirement to fight Canelo Alvarez. There's been a lot of talk when that fight was signed - and obviously since Canelo got the victory over Sergey Kovalev. My phone's been blowing up non-stop. There's been a lot of pressure from individuals in the business, entertainers, you name it, trying to pull me out and it's just not something that I'm interested in doing," Ward told SportsCenter.

"But don't get me wrong. I'm a fighter at heart. It's not hard to talk me into a fight. It's actually harder to talk me off the ledge and I have great team members. We sit down and talk about these things and I have to keep my word - and I have to stick to my conviction that I made Sept. 21, 2017 [to retire]. I feel like I'm gonna be a better asset to the sport of boxing, my family, my church..... all the things that I'm doing as a retired fighter than I would be if I came back."

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Comment by lopetego on 11-10-2019

QUACK QUACK! Ward is ducking the ginger it is to be expected, he knows he won't get away with his dirty ass fouling tactics against the cash cow of boxing he would have to beat Canelo in a clean way,…

Comment by dannnnn on 11-10-2019

[QUOTE=BoZz;20181441]His father is Irish American his mother is African American, so you can call him African American too...he's mixed yes but he sure isn't white...is he?[/QUOTE] He's mixed race. How difficult is that to understand? When have you ever seen…

Comment by JakeTheBoxer on 11-10-2019

Why you guys keep talking about retired fighter? there are many active options for Canelo.

Comment by HeadShots on 11-10-2019

"I"m not fighting GGG at 168" "I'm not fighting Canelo for 20 million when Im younger than GGG and Kovalev." official disgraceful duck.

Comment by QballLobo on 11-10-2019

Ward ducking Cash Cow Canelo confirmed.

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