The Las Vegas Sun confirmed the bout will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. He is the half-brother and former trainer of former WBU champion Micky Ward. The fight was to take place on BET. Ward won all 12 rounds on one judges scorecard and was ahead 118–110 on the other two..  The fight was stopped in round 11 due to cuts on Kessler's face caused by what was deemed unintentional headbutts by Ward. "'Vanilla Thrillas': Modern Boxing and White-Ethnic Masculinity," Journal of Sport and Social Issues 34:4 (November, 2010), 418–437. Now I know.". Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. Split TD after Leija was cut from an accidental head clash. Wilfred Benítez is an American-born Puerto Rican former professional boxer and the youngest world champion in the sport's history.
The cut would force the referee to stop the fight. , On March 23, 2013 the WBC stripped Ward of the WBC super-middleweight title belt for being inactive for a long period of time, and for failing to face a mandatory challenger. We are boxers. Andre Ward made an appearance in the 2008 documentary, Beyond the Ropes.. This showed in round 7 when Brand's right eye suddenly started to swollen up.  Andre's career started when his father took him to U.S. Karate School of the Arts, a boxing gym in Hayward, California, when he was nine years old. Despite an accidental clash of heads opening up a small cut above Ward’s left eye, he continued a stylish performance to seal victory over Dutch fighter Peter Müllenberg in the final.
I lost the fight, fair and square. Pernell Whitaker Sr. was an American professional boxer who competed from 1984 to 2001, and subsequently worked as a boxing trainer. Despite the knockdown, Ward went on to win by unanimous decision.. According to the 1983 Ring Record Book, Eklund knocked out Canada's Allan Clarke in 9 rounds on August 25, 1981. Latest boxing news about Andre Ward. His maternal great-grandmother Annie Greenhalge (Carroll) was born in Ireland, the daughter of Michael and Mary (Flood) Carroll. On March 20, 2008, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, Ward defeated Rubin Williams by seventh round TKO. He held the unified WBA (Undisputed), IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles in his last two years of his career. Ward won the vacant The Ring Super Middleweight title. Yes, he did punch me, but he didn't hurt me. ", According to Yahoo!  Smith missed weight, coming in at 176.4 lbs and was fined 20% ($45,000) of his $225,000 purse by the California State Athletic Commission, half of which went to Ward and half to the commission. Paulie Malignaggi noted the high degree of difficulty both fighters faced that night and doubted the prospect of a one-sided affair in the case of a rematch. Lowell hip hop artist D-Tension released the song, '’One Hit To The Body'’ Which Micky used as his ring entrance music for the On May 18, 2002 Ward Gatt bout. At Hayward High he starred as a running back and safety on the football team. How to set or break a Guinness World Records title. The film centers on the lives of professional boxer Micky Ward (Wahlberg) and his older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale). In 2006 Steve suffered a serious foot injury which prevented him from engaging in the sport for many years, but he eventually came back fighting and achieved his much desired title belt and a Guinness Worlds Records title. We told you this is what we wanted to do. Ward signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports in January 2015 and this was announced to be the first event under the Roc Nation banner. Ward returned to the pro-styled format and the British Lionhearts in 2018 where he topped the individual light heavyweight rankings for the regular season following three dominant wins. CompuBox statistics showed that Ward landed 243 of 573 punches thrown (42%), whilst Froch landed 156 of 683 punches (23%). , Ward still lives in Lowell, where he is part owner of both a boxing gym as well as an outdoor hockey rink.  In 2013, Dawson spoke out about the fight and said it was a "set-up by HBO and other people." Ward dominated Ravelo for the majority of the fight en route to a TKO victory in the eighth round. An injury and eventual surgery to the right shoulder has made Ward even more reliant on the left hand, causing him to even switch to southpaw on occasion to land his power punches. He has held the NABA super bantamweight title since February 2019 and previously, he held the British super bantamweight title in 2017. Ward was portrayed by Mark Wahlberg in the 2010 film The Fighter , which was based on his early career. He attributes his self-described "formless" style to years of studying Roy Jones Jr., Bernard Hopkins, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ward also makes effective use of the jab to the body while out of punching range.
The freak second-round injury in his bout with Marco Delgado handed Ward a technical knockout defeat. Boxing Wiki is a FANDOM Lifestyle Community. On July 31, 2019 Carlos Baldomir was sentenced to 18 years in prison for molesting his 8 year old daughter, for a period of 2 years. Ward had his first fight at the age of 11, going on to have 10 years as an amateur from 1967 to 1977 – the year he turned professional at the age of 21. Gatti was able to come back and win the fight via a unanimous decision. Again in the fourth round, Ward was able to drop Dawson, in another dominating round.
Couldn't get caught up in the first defense too much mentally. A right hand from Ward had Kovalev in trouble, which was followed by several body shots, including a low blow. Ward faced Jerson Ravelo on June 20, 2008, in Georgetown, Cayman Islands, for the vacant regional NABO super-middleweight title. Casino Ballroom, Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, U.S. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Ledyard, Connecticut, U.S.  The fight was named the 2003 Ring magazine fight of the year, the third straight for Ward. For the fight, Ward earned $1.85 million and Barrera earned a $450,000 purse. Andre was born to Frank Ward, an American of Irish descent, and Madeline Arvie Taylor, an African American. Frank Ward passed away while the young Andre Ward was still a teenager. The album The Warrior's Code by Dropkick Murphys features Ward on the cover, and he is also the subject of the title song. He is the first Mexico-born boxer in history to win world titles in four different weight classes, having held the WBC super bantamweight title from 1997 to 2000, the WBC featherweight twice between 2001 and 2003, the unified WBC and IBF super featherweight titles in 2004, and the WBC super lightweight title from 2011 to 2012. It ended in round 10 with a technical knockout victory for Ward when Dawson asked the referee for the fight to be ended with the words: "It's over.
I did my due diligence. Retained WBA (Undisputed), IBF, and WBO light heavyweight titles; Retained WBA (Super) super middleweight title; Home Depot Center, Carson, California, U.S. He is the third Mexican boxer to become a world champion in four weight classes, having held nine world championships including the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO featherweight titles between 2003 and 2007; the WBC super featherweight title from 2007 to 2008; the WBA (Super), WBO, Ring magazine and lineal lightweight titles between 2008 and 2012; and the WBO junior welterweight title from 2012 to 2013. The fight was called off because Green had an obligation with ESPN to fight Rubin Williams on January 4. And I feel he deserves to be forgiven.". Over 12 rounds, Ward threw 289 jabs. In 2002, he won the Under 19 National Championship and was also a two time U.S. National Champion in 2001 and 2003 at Middleweight. Adams plays Micky's girlfriend Charlene Fleming, and Leo portrays Micky and Dicky's mother, Alice Eklund-Ward. Ward went on to dominate the rest of the fight. ID# 775964. At this point, Ward's record was 14 wins, no losses.
), This page was last edited on 10 October 2020, at 14:26. Registered Office: South Quay Building, 77 Marsh Wall, London E14 9SH United Kingdom.  The replay was shown on regular HBO averaging 752,000 viewers and peaked at 947,000, which was during the final round. Light welterweight, also known as junior welterweight or super lightweight, is a weight class in combat sports. At the time of stoppage, Ward was ahead 90–79, 89–80, and 89–80 on all three judges' scorecards. Gatti paid tribute to Ward's tenacity after the fight, saying, "I used to wonder what would happen if I fought my twin. He confirmed that he was still under contract with Roc Nation Sports, but rumours indicated that he could sign with Top Rank. , In his 2012 autobiography, Ward revealed that he had been sexually abused as a child by a friend of Dicky's, another boxer referred to only by his nickname, "Hammer". , Ward was successful in his return, winning his first nine fights, and won the WBU's Intercontinental Light Welterweight Title in a fight against Louis Veader. Retained NABF and WBO–NABO super middleweight titles. He retired following a fight on the 1 June 1987. As an amateur, he won gold medals at the 2011, 2015 and 2017 European Championships, silver at the 2015 and 2017 World Championships and bronze at the 2013 edition, and represented Ireland at the 2016 Olympics, in the light-heavyweight division. He held the WBU light-welterweight title from 1996 to 2000, and challenged once for the Commonwealth light-welterweight title in the latter year. , Ward won his second European gold in Samokov, Bulgaria in August. Despite the knockdown, Ward went on to win by unanimous decision. Kessler was the strong favorite going into Showtime's Super Six tournament. Over the first seven rounds, Ward outboxed Froch, successfully using his jab to neutralize Froch and beating Froch to the punch from a distance and at close range. , In October 2013, at 19 years of age, Ward won a bronze medal at the World Amateur Boxing Championships in Almaty.  The fight peaked at 580,000 viewers on Showtime. Ward won his next three fights, all by knockout, before going up against Darnell Boone on November 19, 2005.  Ward won via TKO in the 9th round. Clarke's record was listed by the Ring as 21–4–1. , Ward's first fight in the tournament took place in his hometown of Oakland, California against Ring Magazine #1 ranked and joint tournament favorite Mikkel Kessler (42-1, 32 KO) on November 21, 2009.  In front of 8,653 hometown fans, Ward unanimously outpointed Brand to claim the vacant WBO International light heavyweight title. In 2009, Ward married his high school sweetheart Tiffiney, with whom he has three sons and a daughter.
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