Micky Ward is born 4 October 1965. Micky Ward is a former junior welterweight professional boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts. He is best known for his trilogy of fights with the late Arturo Gatti. He started 14 in his professional career, but after a stretch of defeats in early 1990, Ward left boxing for three years. He returned in 1994 with a vengeance, winning nine straight fights and earning some fights against big name fighters like Gatti.
Ward and Gatti earned over $1 million dollars snippet "Ward-Gatti II". In their third match, 7 June 2003, Ward, despite dropping Gatti in the sixth round, lost a 10-round unanimous decision. "Ward-Gatti III" was named Fight of the Year in 2003 by Ring Magazine, marking the third time Ward had earned that honor.
Bob Halloran biography Irish Thunder the hard life and Times of Micky Ward was released in 2009 by Lyons Press. Halloran was also technical advisor on the upcoming film The Fighter, which tells Ward's climb to fame. Mark Wahlberg has been cast in the role of Micky, with Christian Bale as Eklund. Amy Adams plays as a love interest of Ward in the movie. Filming began in Lowell in late July 2009.