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Micky Ward boxer

Micky Ward image
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1985-06-13
Born 1965-10-04
Nationality USA
Residence Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
bouts
51
won
38
lost
13
draw
0
bouts
51
won
38
lost
13
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super lightweight
Height 5′ 8″/173cm
Reach 70″/178cm
Debut 1985-06-13
Born 1965-10-04
Nationality USA
Residence Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Ward was a three-time New England Golden Gloves champion boxer who turned pro in 1985, winning his first fourteen fights. However, his career leveled off, and after losing four consecutive fights in 1990/91, Ward took a hiatus from boxing. During Ward's time away from the sport, he used some of the funds from his day job on a road-paving crew to have surgery on his right hand, which had given him problems during several bouts. The surgery used some of the bone from Ward's pelvis to strengthen and fuse the bones in his hand. His half-brother, former boxer Dicky Eklund, who was struggling with drug addiction and had just been released from jail on charges including drug possession, convinced Ward to take up the sport again.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. He defended the belt once, in a rematch against Veader.

Ward was a three-time New England Golden Gloves champion boxer who turned pro in 1985, winning his first fourteen fights. However, his career leveled off, and after losing four consecutive fights in 1990/91, Ward took a hiatus from boxing. During Ward's time away from the sport, he used some of the funds from his day job on a road-paving crew to have surgery on his right hand, which had given him problems during several bouts. The surgery used some of the bone from Ward's pelvis to strengthen and fuse the bones in his hand. His half-brother, former boxer Dicky Eklund, who was struggling with drug addiction and had just been released from jail on charges including drug possession, convinced Ward to take up the sport again.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. He defended the belt once, in a rematch against Veader.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 7, 2003 Arturo Gatti WWLWLW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 23, 2002 Arturo Gatti WWWLWL Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 18, 2002 Arturo Gatti WWWWLW Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville WIN
Majority decision
Jan. 5, 2002 Jesse James Leija WWLWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio LOSS
TD
July 13, 2001 Emanuel Augustus LLWLWW Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
May 18, 2001 Steve Quinonez WWLLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
Aug. 19, 2000 Antonio Diaz WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 11, 2000 Shea Neary WWWWWW Olympia, Kensington World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Super Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1999 Reggie Green WWWWWL Icenter, Salem WIN
Technical knockout
July 16, 1999 Jermal Corbin WWLWWW Hampton Beach Casino, Hampton Beach WIN
Corner retirement
March 17, 1999 Jose Luis Mendez LLLWLL The Roxy, Boston WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1998 Zab Judah WWWWW Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort, Miami interim USBA Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 14, 1998 Mark Fernandez LWLLWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1997 Vince Phillips WLWWLW The Roxy, Boston International Boxing Federation World Super Lightweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 12, 1997 Alfonso Sanchez WWWWWW Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1996 Manny Castillo WLDWLL Lawlor Events Center, Reno WIN
Split-decision
July 28, 1996 Louis Veader WWWWWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WBU Intercontinental Light Welterweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 13, 1996 Louis Veader WWWWWW TD Garden, Boston WBU Intercontinenal Light Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 15, 1996 Alex Ortiz LLLLL Wonderland Ballroom, Revere WBU Intercontinenal Light Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 26, 1996 Alberto Alicea WLLLL Wonderland Ballroom, Revere WBU Intercontinenal Light Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 30, 1995 Edgardo Rosario Wonderland Greyhound Park, Revere WBU Intercontinenal Light Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 10, 1994 Genaro Andujar WLWLLL Lowell Auditorium, Lowell WIN
KO
June 17, 1994 Luis Castillo LLLLWL Sheraton Inn, Lowell WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 15, 1991 Ricky Meyers WWLWWW Harrah's Trump Plaza Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 2, 1991 Tony Martin WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Oct. 18, 1990 Charles Murray WWWWWW War Memorial Auditorium, Rochester USBA Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 26, 1990 Harold Brazier WLWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 1990 David Rivello WWWWWL Hynes Convention Center, Boston WIN
Split-decision
May 23, 1989 Clarence Coleman WWWWLL Showboat Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 15, 1989 Frankie Warren WWLWWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City USBA Super Lightweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Dec. 13, 1988 Francisco Tomas da Cruz WLWWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 9, 1988 Mike Mungin WWWWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 9, 1988 Marvin Garris WWLLLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 19, 1988 David Silva LLLWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 19, 1988 Joey Olivera LWLLWW Bally's Las Vegas, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 15, 1988 Joey Ferrell DWLWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 25, 1987 Edwin Curet WWLWLL Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Split-decision
Aug. 25, 1987 Derrick McGuire WWLLLW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 6, 1987 Kelly Koble WWLWLL Caesars Palace, Outdoor Arena, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 24, 1987 Hilario Mercedes LWWLLW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Split-decision
Oct. 24, 1986 Carlos Brandi Lowell Auditorium, Lowell WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1986 John Rafuse WLWWWW Lowell Auditorium, Lowell WIN
Unanimous decision
July 4, 1986 Rafael Terrero LLWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 15, 1986 Ken Willis LWLLLL Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Points
May 30, 1986 Luis Pizarro WL Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1986 Darrell Curtis WLDLWW Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 21, 1986 Jesus Carlos Velez LLLLLL Trump Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Jan. 24, 1986 Mike Peoples DLLLWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 10, 1986 Chris Bajor WLDWDL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1985 Greg Young LLW Memorial Auditorium, Lowell WIN
Technical knockout
June 13, 1985 David Morin LWLWWL Roll-On-America Skating Rink, Lawrence WIN
Technical knockout