Top 77 Andre Ward Quotes

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I want to be a champion for a long time, and I want to

I want to be a champion for a long time, and I want to take the least amount of punishment possible doing so.
Andre Ward
It’s not just fleet of foot or speed. It’s about who gets caught and gets knocked out.
Andre Ward
My thing is that if you love the sport, appreciate the sport as a whole. If you love the sport, you love the slick boxer; you love the guy who can box and punch. You love the brawler.
Andre Ward
I see sometimes how guys may make a buffoon of themselves to sell a few more tickets. They create this image, and when it’s all said and done, it’s like everything falls out from under them. They have no stability. I never wanted to be one of those guys.
Andre Ward
You have to be able to adjust on the fly, and that is what the great ones do.
Andre Ward
You’re going to face adversity. It’s not if – it’s when.
Andre Ward
A lot of boxers have too much on their plate.
Andre Ward
I don’t come from a position that I am better than everybody; I come from a position that I had a tough upbringing. And I don’t always highlight it, because I just never wanted to be that person with another rags to riches story.
Andre Ward
I wouldn’t call myself a brawler.
Andre Ward
Getting hit is not cool.
Andre Ward
Sounding bitter is not a good look. Less so if you’re retired.
Andre Ward
Monsters have always been built in this sport. I just don’t believe the hype. You’ve got to show me.
Andre Ward
I was surprised at how slow Froch was. We were able to beat him to the punch.
Andre Ward
My legacy is so, so important to me.
Andre Ward
If something happens and you’re behind, and you get hit in the mouth early like that, you have two options: You can either pack it in mentally and internally and go into survival mode and quit, or you’re going to get up and go to work.
Andre Ward
The guys that I beat in the ‘Super Six,’ every one of those fights was tough, even if I did dominate some.
Andre Ward
People who know me know that I’m not going to open my mouth and say something if I don’t mean it. I’m very short and sweet. I’m old-school when it comes to it: I say what I mean and mean what I say, and then get off of it. It’s simple as that.
Andre Ward
Boxing is a lonely sport.
Andre Ward
I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world.
Andre Ward
My fans are truly my friends.
Andre Ward
Boxing is not that complicated. If two guys want to fight, it’s not hard to make a fight. If the fight’s not made, it’s because one party doesn’t want that fight, or maybe both parties don’t want it.
Andre Ward
Pilates is phenomenal.
Andre Ward
This is called prizefighting for a reason.
Andre Ward
When people ask me, ‘What do you do for fun?’ – it’s my family. That’s it.
Andre Ward
You don’t get points for leaving the chin open.
Andre Ward
Being a champion is not just being a frontrunner and being ahead, but it’s facing adversity.
Andre Ward
When you make a stance, sometimes there are consequences.
Andre Ward
At the end of the day, the great ones – well, they rise, and that’s what I want to do.
Andre Ward
A lot of times in America, we work on bully muscles. We want the big muscles and the stuff that looks good. But we don’t focus on the little things. But that’s the stuff that sustains you and keeps you strong.
Andre Ward
Chasing greatness – it’s what I’m about.
Andre Ward
I don’t like to lay down on my food – it’s not good for you. I like to take a walk, then meditate and read the Bible.
Andre Ward
I'm a very respectful fighter, I don't get out of chara

I’m a very respectful fighter, I don’t get out of character and start talking crazy, but if you don’t want to fight a fighter, or you don’t think it’s a good style, or it’s just not time, then say that.
Andre Ward
I want to be able to look back and say that I stood where I was supposed to stand. I fought where I was supposed to fight, in the ring and out of the ring.
Andre Ward
I have never won big fights just doing one thing, being one-dimensional.
Andre Ward
People don’t realize I tore my rotator cuff when I was 12 or 13. At that time, being so young, we decided just to not have surgery.
Andre Ward
I don’t think anyone in that Roc Nation office gets eight hours of sleep; I highly doubt it. They’re constantly working, and they’re on top of everything, and they have a department for everything.
Andre Ward
I know I’m a good fighter, probably a great fighter. I’ve fought the best in the world since I was a kid, and I’ve been fortunate to come out on top.
Andre Ward
There’s a lot of ways to win a belt, but taking it from a champion is very important to me.
Andre Ward
Going through a long legal battle is not what you sign up for as a fighter.
Andre Ward
Manny Pacquiao has a whole country behind him. His journey and his rise, from a career standpoint, he was fortunate to have a lot of great opponents and rivalries for years. People forget about Barrera and Morales and those guys. That’s how he built his legacy. Plus he had a country behind him.
Andre Ward
I typically do the opposite of what people think I am going to do.
Andre Ward