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Boston Marathon Bombing

Ex-Champ Micky Ward:

Dead Suspect Was No Friend of Mine

4/20/2013 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Legendary fighter Micky Ward wants to make it clear to the world ... he has NO relationship with dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev -- despite a photo which reportedly shows them arm-in-arm.

Micky's agent tells TMZ he's been hammered with calls ever since the 2006 photo was posted on a local Boston news site.

We can't confirm it's actually Tamerlan in the photo, but it sure looks like him.  Nonetheless, a rep for Micky -- whose life was chronicled in "The Fighter" -- says, "It was just like any random person who came up to Micky and asked him for a picture."

The rep adds the former New England Golden Gloves champ had no professional or personal association with Tsarnaev.

As we previously reported ... Tsarnaev had high hopes about making the US Olympic boxing team.

By the way, the news site has removed the photo ... but won't say why.

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DSR    

Yeah that's "Champ" or "Champion" to you! Micky has earned the respect!

497 days ago
17.

eevie moore    

it could be him

497 days ago
18.

Truth    

Man, this Micky Ward dude is a midget. Dude is said to be 5'8". That makes the russian dude like 6'4". Yet the ATF pics show the younger brother a scrawny little dude lying on the ground. Prolly neither of the bros. #TRUTH!!

497 days ago
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BB not bb    

I don't think it is either one of the brothers. I think it is just some guy from their part of the world. People aren't used to seeing their ethnicity around much, so maybe they all look alike. There might be a community of them up in Boston.


The kid in the picture looks proud to be posing with Micky. Micky looks like he is just doing it because he has to and probably hates kids like this otherwise. That is the impression I get.


Irish people are a little too aggressive and just to stroke their own ego besides. I feel terrorized by the Irish at times.

497 days ago
20.

jabberjaws    

funny boston is giving hero worship to its police, when the real hero was the caught who found him in his backyard. this guy got no credit at all. when it was really he who caught the bomber. cops gave up. shame boston. worship the true hero.

497 days ago
21.

♥TMZ but ...    

me thinks the little fighter needs to get over himself ...

497 days ago
22.

Gretel    

I guess I can see why they'd want that picture taken down but the thing is, these guys were living the American life and doing American things and had American friends. It was their cover! ! I don't think they would tell people that they were all about Jihad and they hated America and were going to kill and maim people with bombs. These guys fit in so well that I think they thought they'd get away with the bombing so they could continue on their terror spree. Thankfully, at least these two won't be doing much terrorizing any more. God Bless America.

497 days ago
23.

Ozzie X    

Looks like he had the potential to go places same with his brother. Not sure why things went awry.

497 days ago
24.

Jody    

And this is what is called damage control.

497 days ago
25.

Fran    

The kid wasn't that handsome.

497 days ago
26.

zombie    

Who gives a sh! t if this terrorist freak was a boxer, helped old ladies across the street or volunteered at a homeless shelter on Sundays. He killed and maimed innocent fvcking people in a country where he was educated and taken care of on our nickel. I am sick of the stories attempting to humanize a low down piece of filth terrorist like this.

497 days ago
27.

Jessica    

Start working at home with Google! It’s by-far the best job Ive had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringin home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, Mojo50.com

497 days ago
28.

Hollywood    

The best photo of all time is First Lady Roslyn Carter with Illinois Serial Killer John Gacy.

You never really know the background of the person in the photo with public figures or celebrities.

497 days ago
29.

static    

You weren't saying that a week ago were you?

497 days ago
30.

Jody    

Whose to say it wasn't the FBI that made these guys start hating us?

497 days ago
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