Micky Ward’s Last Fight

Arturo Gatti & Micky Ward.
Arturo Gatti & Micky Ward.

By Irish America Staff
August / September 2003

Irish Mickey goes one more round.

℘℘℘

Micky Ward fought a great fight against his longtime boxing rival Arturo Gatti on June 7. Known ringside as “Irish” and “Thunder,” the two fought their third and final match before a sellout crowd in Atlantic city. Ward lost in a unanimous decision, but managed to knock Gatti down in round 6 and nearly got him down in round 9. But Gatti moved quickly and landed plenty of punches. Nonetheless., Ward proved himself a champ with lots of heart.

Thirty-seven year old Ward has retired after a 17 year boxing career, maintaining his promise to his daughter and his fiancée that he is leaving boxing for good. He ends his career with a 38-13 record and the admiration of sports fans and colleagues. ♦

Leave a Reply




Share



More Articles

Photo Album:
Playing Ball With the FBI

My father was wanted by the F.B.I. Specifically, by J. Edgar Hoover himself. ℘℘℘ The founding director of the...

More

Fenway’s Hurling Classic

Fenway Park, the hallowed ground of the Boston Red Sox, was taken over by Irish players wielding sticks in what has...

More

The Chicago Patriots and Austin Celtic Cowboys struggle for the ball during the Intermediate Football Final. (Photographs by David Morgan, Stylish Images)
GAA in the USA

The passion, competition, and camaraderie of supporters and players of Gaelic games were on display at the USGAA Finals...

More

Podcast:
The Story with Dave Lewis

We are proud to present our new podcast series “The Story.” The first episode is hosted by Dave Lewis and...

More