With the news of Andre Ward’s retirement just announced, fans of the undefeated light heavyweight boxer want to know more. From Andre Ward’s net worth to Andre Ward’s record, we have what you need to know, thanks to our Andre Ward wiki.
How Much is Andre Ward Worth?
Andre Ward’s age is 33 and he was born on February 23, 1984, in San Francisco, California, where he attended Hayward High School. He has been boxing since he was just 10 years old but he didn’t turn pro until 2004. Andre Ward’s wife is Tiffiney Ward and they have been married since 2009 with two sons and a daughter. The pro boxer, nicknamed “Son of God” (S.O.G.) has a net worth estimated at $8.0 million. He is also an Olympic Gold medalist after winning at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Andre Ward’s Instagram
If you’re worried about keeping up with Ward after retirement, then head over to his Instagram account. He has 350k followers and posts about boxing just as much as his personal life.
Andre Ward’s Retirement
To everyone’s surprise, Ward announced his retirement on Thursday, leaving the sport with a record of 32 wins and zero losses, while 16 of those wins were knockouts.
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you to everyone who has played a part in my journey. You know who you are. I could not have done this without you. 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.”
He added: “I felt the physicality of the sport — not just in-the-ring stuff, but the training and the preparation — start to take its toll on me for the last two or three years, and I bit down and continued to push through. And at this point, it’s time, and I know it’s time.”
While it’s sad to see Ward leave the ring and the sport that he loves, HBO wished him well on his future opportunities.
“Andre Ward ends his boxing career as he only knew how to live it — as a champion at the top,” Peter Nelson, executive vice president of HBO Sports, said in a statement. “To watch Ward was to marvel at constant mastery of craft in the ring, to say nothing of his being the consummate role model outside it. The Hall of Fame will be lucky to have him.
“We wish Andre and his family much success and happiness as he explores new opportunities, including with our own HBO family as one of the expert analysts on our broadcast team. It was a privilege for HBO to serve as the television platform for many of his landmark achievements in the sport he loves.”
Ward’s contract with HBO ended in August and he has worked on the side as a boxing analyst for Top Rank on ESPN since the Sergey Kovalev fight.