Micky Ward will attend Ringside: A Fight for Kids on Friday, March 13 at Liberty Hall, The Factory in Franklin, TN. The former WBU champion, three-time New England Golden Glove Award winner, and the subject of the Oscar-nominated film “The Fighter" (in which actor Mark Walberg portrayed Micky Ward), he will sit ringside to watch Nashville country music industry powerhouses square off in two “Rumble on the Row” bouts among other amateur fights. The annual boxing gala event supports The Charley Foundation, the Nashville non-profit organization that provides assistance to multiple charitable agencies throughout middle Tennessee assisting disabled and underprivileged children. Website: www.charleyfoundation.org
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Micky Ward Appearing in Toronto
Micky Ward will be in attendance at the Bullion Belts 2013 charity boxing event on March 4th, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. The event will be held in support of the Right To Play charity www.righttoplay.com, a pioneer that uses sport and play as tools to build essential life skills and create social change.
The night will feature Canadian cruiserweight stand out Denton Daley facing knockout artist Richard Hall for the NABF Cruiserweight title.
Also featured on the card will be Ghislain Maduma versus Eduardo Torres for the WBC Continental Americas Lightweight Title.
Micky Ward & Dicky Eklund Appearing in Palm Springs
Micky Ward and his brother Dicky Eklund will be will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet and greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the September 29 event. The event co-features former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz of Coachella facing Puerto Rico’s Hector Sanchez and Andrew “Chango” Cancio squaring off against veteran contender Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez.
Micky Ward's Book Release Party and Book Signing
Micky Ward is having his book release party and signing in New Jersey for "A WARRIORS HEART". EVERYONE IS INVITED! Call Final Round Boxing in Whippany, NJ @ 973-515-0704 to reserve your copy now. They are selling quick! Check out the poster below for details.
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The true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film The Fighter. In his own words, Micky Ward tells his inspirational life story as only he can in A Warrior’s Heart.
Micky Ward Throws Out First Pitch
Micky Ward throws out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park prior to their baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Boston.
Micky Ward and Mark Wahlberg Promote AquaHydrate
Micky Ward and Mark Wahlberg held an exclusive Mayweather vs Ortiz viewing party and The Olympia after-party in an extravagant villa at Palms Place Hotel and Spa for AquaHydrate Water. To find out more about AquaHydrate check out www.aquahydrate.com
Micky Ward to Appear at Fight in New Jersey
Boxing promoter Gabe LaConte will present a night of world class boxing and “Irish” Micky Ward will be a special guest in attendance at The Robert Treat Hotel. Main event, Michael Torres will take on Mark Alexander in a 8 round Jr. Welterweight fight for the New Jersey title. Welterweight, Vinny O’Brien fighting out of www.finalroundboxingandfitness.com will take on an opponent to be named in a four round bout. Tickets priced $100 (Limited VIP), $50, & $30 (Very Limited) and are on sale now and can be purchased by visiting The Boardwalk Saloon at 206 Bloomfield Avenue, Newark, NJ or by calling 973 483 8766. You can also purchase tickets by calling 1-866-263-STAR. The Robert Treat Hotel is located at 50 Park Place, Newark NJ.
Patriots Enjoy "The Fighter"
In an attempt to inspire his squad, Bill Belichick had his team gather as a whole and watch The Fighter. After the movie, Ward gave an inspirational speech about having heart, never giving up and always persevering in every walk of life. He also answered a few questions from the players. After that, Ward hung out for a little bit in the locker room, connected with some of the players and took pictures.
Micky Ward was hospitalized in Massachusetts after he was accidentally bitten by a stray dog. Despite the rumors Micky was attacked by the dog it’s just not true. Micky Ward´s agent Nick Cordasco has said “Micky was simply walking his dog Wednesday when a stray dog approached him and his dog, the stray became aggressive but in a playful way. Micky says he tried to get in between the two animals because he became a little nervous and Micky’s finger was just in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Ward went to the hospital for treatment and remained there until Sunday. Micky wants to let his fans know he is in great spirits and he will be ok. As for the dogs, Ward says he eventually shooed the stray away ... and HIS dog emerged from the incident unscathed.
Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund are Grand Marshals
“Irish” Micky Ward and his brother Dicky Eklund were Grand Marshals of the 22nd Annual Boxing Hall of Fame Parade of Champions. Micky, Dicky and many other boxing legends will pass through the streets of Canastota and lead to the grounds of the Hall of Fame Museum prior to the start of the Official Induction Ceremony honoring the new class of inductees. Living inductees to be honored at the Official Induction Ceremony are Julio Cesar Chavez, Kostya Tszyu, Mike Tyson, trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, referee Joe Cortez and Sylvester Stallone.
Spike TV Guys Choice Awards
The real-life fighter Micky Ward and his brother Dicky Eklund, and director David O. Russell joined Mark Wahlberg on stage for The Guy Movie of the Year award for “The Fighter
Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund Meet & Greet
Fan´s won a chance to meet Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund at the Atlantic City Hilton. At 7pm 25 lucky winner´s were announced in the hotel lobby for this lucky opportunity.
Micky Ward Gives Back With Hockey
Micky Ward has opened up a DekHockey rink, also known as Street Hockey. This is a running game played similar to ice hockey with the exception that body checking is not allowed. Running, stick handling, passing and shooting are the basic qualities which provide an exciting and fast game. The Greater Lowell DekHockey Center is a brand-new facility in Chelmsford, MA, close to Rts. 3 & 495. Check out the website at www.gldhc.com
Micky Ward on Lopez Tonight
Micky Ward stopped by The Lopez Tonight show to promote the release of "The Fighter" released on Blu-ray and DVD.
Micky Ward Special Guest at Rumble at the Rock VIII
Ward held a special Q&A session followed by a public meet and greet for his fans during the fights in Vancouver, Canada. The fight was promoted by former ´88 Olympian and IBO World Champion Manny Sobral.
The Fighter Wins Two Oscars
The Best Supporting Actress award went to Melissa Leo who played Micky´s mother Alice Ward and Christian Bale won Best Supporting Actor for playing Micky´s brother Dicky Eklund.
Micky Ward Makes Tulsa Stop Before The Academy Awards
Micky Ward will signed autographs and greeted fans before Xtreme Fight Night at the Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Micky Ward Visits TD Garden
Micky Ward, the inspiration for the Academy Award-nominated 2010 film “The Fighter” and Lowell, MA native, dropped the ceremonial pre-game puck before a sold-out Bruins/Red Wings crowd at the TD Garden.
Micky Ward Charity t-shirt "This is my time"
Muze Clothing is proud to partner with “Irish” Micky Ward in support of his Team Micky Ward Charities, which provides financial assistance to children and families in need to help improve their everyday quality of life, regardless of race, religion, age, or ethnicity.Fans can get the t-shirt by going to this link http://www.muzeconnects.com/mickyward/
"The Fighter" Nominated for 7 Academy Awards
The cast and crew of "The Fighter" earned seven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (David O. Russell), Best Supporting Actor (Christian Bale), and two Best Supporting Actress nods for Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. Mark Wahlberg´s, statement: "It has been such an incredible journey with ´The Fighter´ and one that I am grateful to share with David O. Russell, Christian, Melissa, Amy, my fellow producers and the Ward and Eklund families, who are the heart and soul of the film. Thank you to the Academy for this tremendous honor."
"The Fighter" Introduced At Golden Globes
Sylvester Stallone introduces "The Fighter" during the Golden Globe Awards. Click on the video below to view.
Micky Ward and Smokin' Joe Frazier Hit The Red Carpet
Micky Ward and Smokin´Joe Frazier were in New York City for the FX premiere of "Lights Out".
"The Fighter" Sports Illustrated
Mark Wahlberg went to great lengths to get “The Fighter,” a biographical movie about Micky Ward, to the big screen. His hard work and dedication have resulted in what Sports Illustrated is calling one of the best boxing movie of all time.
The Fighter Hits Theaters
The Fighter directed by David O. Russell and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams hits theaters December 10, 2010. The Film is a look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Hollywood Premiere For ‘The Fighter’
Micky Ward and all the stars arrive at the premiere of ‘The Fighter’ in Los Angeles on December 6, 2010.
Micky Ward Signs For Sport Kings Trading Cards and Authentic Signings, Inc.
Nick Cordasco of Prince Marketing Group, on behalf of Micky Ward, has come to terms with Sport Kings on a licensing deal. Ward will grant his name and likeness and sign a limited number of trading cards. Sport Kings pays tribute to big names from a wide range of athletic pursuits and maintains the integrity of the original release. Each base card features original artwork and the roster includes such stars as baseball’s Ted Williams, football’s Troy Aikman along with many others that truly rank among the Kings of their respective sports including several Prince Marketing Group clients. Micky also sat down that day to sign for AuthenticSignings, Inc. Micky signed Boxing Gloves, Trunks, Robes and other rare items. Fans can purchase those items at www.AuthenticSigningsInc.com.
Micky Ward Interview for ESPN First Take
Micky Ward sits down with ESPN for a rare interview. Micky talks about his friend Arturo Gatti and filming of "The Fighter" staring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. To view that interview please check out the video gallery.
Filming starts on "The Fighter"
Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale will begin filming “The Fighter” July 13 in Lowell. The movie will depict the life of legendary Lowell fighter “Irish” Micky Ward and his half-brother, Dickie Eklund. Wahlberg will play Ward, a former WBU Light Welterweight champion who is best known for engaging in one of the greatest fight trilogies of all-time against Arturo Gatti. Bale will play Eklund, who once fought Sugar Ray Leonard in Boston before receiving a 10-15 year sentence in state prison for several crimes.
Super Bowl Weekend in Tampa, Florida Micky Ward Signs Licensing Deals for Ring Magazine T-Shirt Collection.
Prince Marketing Group clients Micky Ward, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Vinny Paz and Chuck Zito have all agreed to a deal with apparel giant, Affliction. The licensing deal consists of t-shirts with each of their images from their previous Ring Magazine covers.
Each of these shirts can be purchased at all Nordstrom locations across the country.
Fight Night Round 3 Hits Shelves
The undisputed champion of boxing video games steps into a new arena to deliver EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 3. Micky Ward and Arturo "Thunder" Gatti grace the cover of the PlayStation 2 and Xbox versions of the game. Ward and Gatti will also serve as official spokespeople for the title.
Micky Ward Announces His Retirement after Ward-Gatti III
Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti had a third fight, on June 7, 2003. Despite dropping Gatti in round six, Ward lost by a ten round unanimous decision. Ward-Gatti III was named Fight of the Year for 2003 by Ring Magazine. After the fight Micky announces his retirement.