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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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31.

Filman Santiago    

Perhaps there was desperation behind all these reason why the Tsarnaevs terrorized Boston. Where they rejected to be included in the olympic team? http://etc.soundsfunny.ws/index.php/2013/04/whats-next-after-the-capture-of-dzhokhar-tsarnaev/

461 days ago
32.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Riiiiiiight.

461 days ago
33.

Poopsi47    

No body cares

461 days ago
34.

Carl    

The picture is from 7 years ago, long before he was a terrorist. Tamerlan was a boxer and Micky is one of the most famous in Boston. Chances are it was a celebrity photo op, but even if they knew each other who cares. Micky obviously wouldn't condone what this guy did had he known about it.

461 days ago
35.

LOWELL RESIDENT    

Its him he boxed in Lowell Golden Gloves
Just a random photo of a guy wanting to get in the limelight
Mickys a good guy would have nothing purposely to with a guy like that.
You would even know Micky was a boxer he is so humble and beautiful person.
The terrorist now sure has had better photo ops especially the one when hes on the slab at the morgue.
MIcky Ward is the real deal the nicest guy you ever met, period.
GOD BLESS BOSTON AND THE VICTIMS OF THIS TRAGEDY.
Eddie Boyle The Greaseman
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

461 days ago
36.

cabuchholz73    

Could just simply be a pic he took with a fan.

461 days ago
37.

Trollop    

won't say why? seriously? because it's controversial and the guy doesn't want to be associated with a psychopath. duh

461 days ago
39.

Fred Farkel    

who??

461 days ago
40.

Marciano2424    

Love Mickey ward amazing boxer and nice guy unlike racist woman beater mayweather

461 days ago
41.

woodin    

wish I had a nickel for every time a celebrity or politician regretted a photo op. I would be very rich!

461 days ago
42.

ikilluminati13    

Why would someone who has hatred for OUR GREAT COUNTRY want to fight for and represent it?!

461 days ago
43.

_DNP    

He is lying. Lock him up too just to be safe since that's what we do in America.... ( #FunFact: We have the most nonviolent inmates in the world) ( #FunFact 2: Once the inmates get in jail for non violate crimes the violent inmates make them violate to protect themselves) ..... I'm sick of my tax dollars keeping these guys locked up. They should make the guys in prison & jail do more service work like planting trees around the city.... LOL

460 days ago
44.

uunio    

Rolling stones sure did a bang up job of making him look sexy. I would imagine if the world didn't know who he was he could have been a teenage heart throb.

371 days ago
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