Andre Ward, one of America’s great Boxers.
Andre, as a light heavyweight, won the United States’ only Olympic gold medal in boxing in the 2004 games; this was the first boxing gold since 1996. Andre was born February 23, 1984. At 32, he currently still lives and trains in Oakland California. He has three sons, Andre Jr., Malachi, Micah and a daughter Amira. Andre started boxing in 1994 and won over 90 matches as an amateur. In 2002 he won the Under 19 National Championship; and was a 2 time U.S. National Champion in 2001 and 2003. His Pro debut was against Christoper Molina on the Johnson-Traver undercard in Los Angeles. Since turning Pro in 2004 he has a record of 30 wins and 0 losses.
Since 2016 he has been fighting as a Light Heavyweight (prior to this he was Super Middleweight). Andre ended a layoff of about six months with a 6-round unanimous decision over Derrick Findley on the undercard of a bout between Vitali Kopitko and former WBO light heavyweight champion Julio Gonzalez. Fighting for the first time since tearing a ligament in his left hand, Ward did look a bit rusty in winning. He is being trained by his Godfather Virgil Hunter (Andre’s father died from cancer in August 2002, and he has dedicated his fights to his dad). He is signed with RocNation Sports for promotion and James Prince is his manager.
Andre fights with the orthodox right and southpaw stance. He has tremendous speed and technical mastery, to the point of being a coach in the ring. Andre is a polite young man and very mature for his age. His outlook is very positive and he puts a lot of faith in God.
Andre Ward- the next Sugar Ray? Maybe the next Ali!
Andre Ward Stats and Fight Record
|Hometown||Oakland, CA, USA|
|Birthplace||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Rated at||Super Middleweight
|World Rank||3 / 1,163|
|Domestic Rank||1 / 201|
|Date of Birth||1984-02-23|
|Wins||31 (15 KO)|
|Nickname||S.O.G (Son of God)*|
*We think it might as well be “Speed over Ground”!
|31||2016 Nov 19||Win||UD||12||Sergy Kovalev|
|29||2016 Mar 26||Win||UD||12||Sullivan Barrera|
|28||2015 Jun 20||Win||TKO||9||Paul Smith|
|27||2013 Nov 16||Win||UD||12||Edwin Rodriguez|
|26||2012 Sep 8||Win||TKO||10||Chad Dawson|
|25||2011 Dec 17||Win||UD||12||Carl Froch|
|24||2011 May 14||Win||UD||12||Arthur Abraham|
|23||2010 Nov 27||Win||UD||12||Sakio Biko|
|22||2010 Jun 19||Win||UD||12||Allan Green|
|21||2009 Nov 21||Win||TD||11||Mikkel Kessler|
|20||2009 Sep 12||Win||TKO||3||Shelby Pudwill|
|19||2009 May 16||Win||UD||12||Edison Miranda|
|18||2009 Feb 6||Win||UD||12||Henry Buchanan|
|17||2008 Dec 13||Win||TKO||3||Esteban Camou|
|16||2008 Jun 20||Win||TKO||8||Jerson Ravelo|
|15||2008 Mar 20||Win||TKO||7||Rubin Williams|
|14||2007 Nov 16||Win||TKO||5||Roger Cantrell|
|13||2007 Jul 14||Win||TKO||3||Francisco Diaz|
|12||2007 May 17||Win||TKO||6||Dhafir Smith|
|11||2007 Mar 29||Win||TKO||3||Julio Jean|
|10||2006 Nov 16||Win||UD||6||Derrick Findley|
|9||2006 Apr 29||Win||RTD||6||Andy Kolle|
|8||2006 Feb 23||Win||UD||6||Kendall Gould|
|7||2005 Nov 19||Win||UD||6||Darnell Boone|
|6||2005 Oct 1||Win||KO||1||Glenn LaPlante|
|5||2005 Aug 18||Win||RTD||3||Christopher Holt|
|4||2005 Jun 18||Win||TKO||3||Ben Aragon|
|3||2005 Apr 7||Win||DQ||3||Roy Ashworth|
|2||2005 Feb 10||Win||UD||6||Kenny Kost|
|1||2004 Dec 18||Win||TKO||2||Chris Molina|