Andre Ward was born in San Francisco, California in the United States on February 23rd, in 1984. Ward began his amateur boxing career in 1994 and ten years later he won the Olympic gold medal at the games in Athens as a light heavyweight.
After winning the gold medal Ward turned pro and began his career 20-0 Ward when he received his first world title fight in 2009. Ward was facing Mikkel Kessler who was a big favorite in this fight but after multiple unintentional head-butt’s cut Kessler’s face, the fight was stopped in the 11th round and went to the judges’ scorecards which had Ward ahead making him the WBA super middleweight world champion.
In 2011, after making 3 defenses of his WBA title, Ward captured the WBC title. In 2013 Ward was stripped of the WBC title due to inactivity after having not defending the title in over a year. In June of 2015 Ward ran his record to 28-0 with 15 knockouts and was the top super middleweight in the world.
The Friday Five: October 25th, 2019
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