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Light heavyweight champ Ward announces retirement

Unified light heavyweight world titleholder and former Olympic champion Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing on Thursday. The 33-year-old American, who is regarded by many as the best pound-for-pound boxer today, attributed both the physical demands of the sport and a waning desire to fight for his decision. “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,” Ward said in a statement on his website. “If…