Andre Ward

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Name: Andre Ward
Alias: S.O.G.
Birth Name: Andre Michael Ward
Hometown: Oakland, California, USA
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 183cm
Reach: 180cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

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 Record

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
  • Has defeated 8 opponents (2 by KO) in world title fights.
    • 1 opponent (1 by KO) in World Light Heavyweight Title fights.
    • 7 opponents (1 by KO) in World Super Middleweight Title fights.
  • 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 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.
  • Revealed by court documents that Ward suffered a career-ending right knee injury in October 2016, the month before he defeated Sergey Kovalev in their first fight. Ward and Kovalev fought again in June 2017 before he announced his retirement.
  • 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:
Dmitry Bivol
Super Champion