Shea Neary vs. Micky Ward

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2000-03-11 : Shea Neary 139 lbs lost to Micky Ward 140 lbs by TKO at 2:55 in round 8 of 12

Punchstats
Total Punches Ward Neary
Landed 222 207
Thrown 526 565
Pct. 42% 37%
Jabs Ward Neary
Landed 17 43
Thrown 101 226
Pct. 17% 19%
Power Punches Ward Neary
Landed 205 164
Thrown 425 339
Pct. 48% 48%

Bout Summary

  • Both fighters traded on the inside in the centre of the ring. Neary used a more conventional attack behind his jab while Ward looked to land power shots.
  • Neary was hurt by a body shot in round 1.
  • Ward was hurt by a right hand on the temple in round 3.
  • Neary was hurt by a body shot in round 4.
  • In round 8, a hook to the body followed by a right uppercut put Neary down. Neary made it up, but an identical combination put Neary down again - prompting the referee's stoppage.

Notes

  • HBO's unofficial scorer Harold Lederman had Neary ahead 67-66 at the time of the stoppage.
  • The judges (using a 20 point scoring system) had Neary ahead on a split: 139-131 (Thompson), 136-135 (Pokrandt), 134-135 (Weisfeld).
  • The fight itself: [1] [2] [3] [4]