Unified light-heavyweight world champion Andre Ward has retired, ending a career which delivered world titles across two weight divisions.
Ward, 33, held titles at super-middleweight but moved up a weight division and unified the WBA, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight belts in 2016.
In a statement he said his body could not "put up with the rigors" of boxing.
"If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything I have, then I should no longer be fighting,"
"As I walk away from the sport of boxing today, I leave at the top of your glorious mountain, which was always my vision and my dream. I did it. We did it."he said.
Earlier last week Ward posted an image to social media showcasing titles he had earned during his career.
He last fought in June when he stopped Sergey Kovalev in a Las Vegas rematch to defend the titles he had won in a unification bout with the Russian seven months earlier.
- Title: Andre Ward: American two-weight world champion retires from boxing
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