Andre Ward

From BoxRec
Jump to: navigation, search
Andre Ward

Name: Andre Ward
Alias: S.O.G.
Birth Name: Andre Michael Ward
Born: 1984-02-23
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Hometown: Oakland, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6′ 0″   /   183cm
Reach: 71″   /   180cm
Boxing Record: click

Amateur Highlights

Ward against Marcus Johnson at the 2004 United States Olympic Box-offs.
Ward against Magomed Aripgadjiev at the 2004 Olympics.
Ward's hand is raised after winning a decision against Magomed Aripgadjiev in the finals of the 2004 Olympics.
  • Amateur Record: 114-5 or 115-5
  • 1996 100 lb. Gold Medalist at the National Silver Gloves (10-11 year olds) in Kansas City, USA.
  • 1998 132 lb. Silver Medalist at the National Silver Gloves (12-13 year olds) in Kansas City, USA. Results were:
  • 1998 Light Welterweight Participant at the United States Blue & Gold National Championships in Baldwin Park, USA. Results were:
  • 1999 147 lb. Gold Medalist at the National Silver Gloves (14-15 year olds) in Kansas City, USA.
  • 1999 Welterweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the Junior Olympic International Tournament in Mexico City, Mexico. Results were:
    • Finals: Defeated Bernardo Castillo (Mexico) (RSC-1)
  • 2000 156 lb. Gold Medalist at the National Silver Gloves (14-15 year olds) in Kansas City, USA.
  • 2001 Middleweight Gold Medalist at the United States National Championships in Colorado Springs, USA. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Dayshawn Grant (RSC-3)
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Lajuan Simon (22-3)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Julius Fogle (20-5)
    • Finals: Defeated Eric Kelly (18-8)
  • 2002 Light Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the United States Under-19 National Championships in Reno, USA. Results were:
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Curtis Stevens (7-2)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Keith Hoof (W/O)
    • Finals: Defeated Christopher Gedber (RSC-4)
  • 2003 Light Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the United States National Championships in Colorado Springs, USA. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/16): Defeated Ivan Stovall (14-0)
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Defeated Daniel Varrera (14-4)
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Anthony Stewart (+8-8)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Curtis Stevens (22-0)
    • Finals: Defeated Rommel Rene (15-0)
  • 2004 Light Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the United States Olympic Trials in Tunica, USA. Results were:
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Jacob Garretson (RSCO-3)
    • Champions Bracket Semifinals: Defeated Yukence Andino (RSCO-3)
    • Champions Bracket Finals: Defeated Marcus Johnson (17-7)
  • 2004 Qualified as a light heavyweight for the United States Olympic Team at the Box-offs in Cleveland, USA. Results were:
  • 2004 Light Heavyweight Silver Medalist for the United States at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament for the Americas in Tijuana, Mexico. Results were:
    • Preliminaries (1/8): Bye
    • Quarterfinals: Defeated Santos Marquez (Puerto Rico) (22-8)
    • Semifinals: Defeated Trevor Stewardson (Canada) (RSCO-2)
    • Finals: Lost to Edgar Munoz (Venezuela) (W/O)
  • 2004 Light Heavyweight Gold Medalist for the United States at the Olympics in Athens, Greece. Results were:

Professional Highlights

Ward vs. Mikkel Kessler
Ward vs. Arthur Abraham
Ward vs. Carl Froch
Ward vs. Chad Dawson
Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev I
Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev II

Professional Record

  • Has a record of 9-0 (2 KO) in world title fights.
  • Has a record of 3-0 (1 KO) in lineal title fights.
  • Has a record of 7-0 (2 KO) against former or current world titlists:
  • Has a record of 1-0 (1 KO) against former or current lineal titlists:
  • Has a record of 2-0 (2 KO) in fights outside his native United States.

Year-By-Year Record

  • 2004: 1(1)-0
  • 2005: 6(3)-0
  • 2006: 3(1)-0
  • 2007: 4(4)-0
  • 2008: 3(3)-0
  • 2009: 4(1)-0
  • 2010: 2-0
  • 2011: 2-0
  • 2012: 1(1)-0
  • 2013: 1-0
  • 2014: Did not fight (legal dispute with promoter)
  • 2015: 1(1)-0
  • 2016: 3-0
  • 2017: 1(1)-0

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title (June 2008; 2 defenses)
  • NABF Super Middleweight Title (February 2009; 1 defense)
  • WBO International Light Heavyweight Title (August 2016; 0 defenses)

World Titles

  • WBA Super Middleweight Super Title (2009-2015; 6 defenses)
  • WBC Super Middleweight Title (2011-2013; 1 defense)
  • WBO Light Heavyweight Title (2016-2017; 1 defense)
  • IBF Light Heavyweight Title (2016-2017; 1 defense)
  • WBA Light Heavyweight Undisputed Title (2016-2017; 1 defense)

Unified & Undisputed Titles

  • Unified Super Middleweight Title (2011-2013; WBA, WBC)
  • Unified Light Heavyweight Title (2016-2017; WBO, IBF, WBA)

The Ring Magazine Titles

  • World Super Middleweight Title (2011-2015)
  • World Light Heavyweight Title (2017)

Lineal Titles

  • World Super Middleweight Title (2011-2015)

Awards & Recognition

Notes

  • Started boxing at age 9.
  • Hasn't lost a match since age 14 as an amateur. Ward claims he hasn't lost a match since age 13 because he doesn't recognize a controversial loss to Jesus Gonzales at the United States Blue & Gold National Championships in September 1998.
  • Last American man to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing (2004).
  • Won the Super Six World Boxing Classic (2009-2011).
  • Didn't box in 2014 due to a legal dispute with his promoter, Dan Goossen.
  • Played Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler in Creed, a spin-off and sequel to the Rocky film series, and Creed II.
  • Ranked #1 pound-for-pound by The Ring from March 2017 until his retirement in September 2017.
  • Ranked #1 pound-for-pound by BWAA from their inaugural rankings in August 2017 until his retirement in September 2017.
  • Announced his retirement on September 21, 2017, citing the physical toll boxing has taken on his body and a lack of desire to continue fighting.
  • Hosted The Contender (Season 5).

Pay-Per-View History


Preceded by:
Mikkel Kessler
Super Champion
WBA Super Middleweight Champion
2009 Nov 21 – 2015 Nov 10
Super Champion
Vacated
Succeeded by:
Fedor Chudinov
Super Champion
Preceded by:
Carl Froch
WBC Super Middleweight Champion
2011 Dec 17 – 2012 Apr 26
Declared Champion in Recess
2012 Apr 26 – 2012 May 15
Champion in Recess
2012 May 15 – 2013 Apr 11
Stripped
Succeeded by:
Sakio Bika
Preceded by:
Sergey Kovalev
WBO Light Heavyweight Champion
2016 Nov 19 – 2017 Oct 11
Retired
Succeeded by:
Sergey Kovalev
Preceded by:
Sergey Kovalev
IBF Light Heavyweight Champion
2016 Nov 19 – 2017 Sep 28
Retired
Succeeded by:
Artur Beterbiev
Preceded by:
Sergey Kovalev
Super Champion
WBA Light Heavyweight Champion
2016 Nov 19 – 2017 Oct
Super Champion
Retired
Succeeded by: