32 Facts About Andre Ward

1. Andre Ward reprised his role in Creed II, released on November 21, 2018.

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2. In 2015, Andre Ward made his acting debut in the American sports drama film and Rocky franchise spin-off, Creed, as the light heavyweight boxer Danny "Stuntman" Wheeler.

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3. In 2009, Andre Ward married his high school sweetheart Tiffiney, with whom he has three sons and a daughter.

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4. On September 21, 2017 via his website, Andre Ward announced his retirement from boxing at the age of 33.

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5. Andre Ward praised Kovalev in the post-fight interview, "He's a good fighter, and I have nothing but respect for him.

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6. Andre Ward addressed the public by stating, "I'm going to keep it short and sweet.

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7. Andre Ward threatened to retire if he didn't get things "his way" for the rematch.

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8. Andre Ward earned a purse of $850,000 compared to the small amount of $30,000 earned by Brand.

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9. Andre Ward spoke to HBO in the post fight interview about fighting Kovalev next saying: "I'm excited, I'm looking forward to it.

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10. Andre Ward originally claimed the belt in November 2009 with a victory over long-time champion Mikkel Kessler in his opening fight of the Super Six tournament.

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11. Andre Ward was winning every round at the time of stoppage.

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12. Andre Ward signed with Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports in January 2015 and this was announced to be the first event under the Roc Nation banner.

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13. Andre Ward spent all of 2014 inactive, still feuding with Goossen.

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14. Andre Ward defended his WBA and Ring titles against unbeaten Edwin Rodriguez in Ontario, California in November 2013 with a wide unanimous decision.

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15. Andre Ward spent most of 2013 recovering from injuries, and feuding with promoter Dan Goossen, over the inclusion of a co-manager in Ward's promotional contract.

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16. Andre Ward was scheduled to defend his super middleweight titles against former unified middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik on January 26, 2013 at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

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17. Andre Ward won the vacant Ring and lineal super middleweight titles with his Super Six World Boxing Classic win against Froch, despite some independent sources rating then-undefeated IBF champion Lucian Bute at number one or two at the time.

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18. Andre Ward won the Super Six World Boxing Classic tournament via unanimous decision.

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19. Andre Ward started out slow with Abraham, trying to find a way to penetrate his tight defense.

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20. Andre Ward defeated Green by unanimous decision on June 19, 2010.

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21. Andre Ward defeated Kessler to via technical decision in round 11 to win his first world title.

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22. Andre Ward showed he had an inside game as well as an outside game.

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23. Andre Ward dominated Ravelo for most of the fight en route to a TKO victory in the eighth round.

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24. Andre Ward hit Williams with jabs and straight left hands almost at will, opening a bad cut over Williams' left eye in the process.

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25. Andre Ward was ready to step up to his biggest challenge against big American puncher Allan Green, with the fight scheduled to take place on February 2, 2008 on HBO.

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26. Andre Ward was knocked down for the first time in his career in round four.

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27. Andre Ward won his next three fights, all by knockout, before going up against Darnell Boone on November 19, 2005.

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28. Andre Ward defeated Roy Ashworth on April 7, 2005 by disqualification.

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29. On February 5, 2005 Andre Ward fought in his second pro fight against Kenny Kost.

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30. Andre Ward made his pro debut on December 18, 2004 by scoring a second round TKO over Chris Molina.

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31. Andre Ward started boxing in 1994, and has not lost a bout since he was a 13-year-old amateur in February 1998.

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32. In 2011, Andre Ward defeated WBC champion Carl Froch in the tournament final to unify the titles, as well as winning the vacant Ring and lineal titles.

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