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… READ MORE >
"Irish" Micky Ward (born October 4, 1965) is a retired Irish-American junior welterweight professional boxer and a former WBU champion from Lowell, Massachusetts. He is widely known as the protagonist in the 2010 feature film The Fighter based on his career and for his trilogy of fights with Arturo Gatti. 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, with which he had problems during several bouts. The surgery used some of the bone from Ward's pelvis to strengthen and fuse the bones in his hand.