Early life. Andre was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Frank Ward, an Irish American and Madeline Arvie Taylor an African American. Andre’s career started when his father took him to U.S. Karate School of the Arts, a boxing gym in Hayward, California, when he was nine years old.
What gym does Andre Ward train at?
A large sign for boxing champ Andre Ward hangs over the ring at King’s. That’s a common sentiment among both trainers and boxers at King’s Gym, which now operates out of a square warehouse building where 35th Avenue dead ends, right off the 880 freeway in the Fruitvale district.
Why did Andre Ward stop boxing?
Andre Ward retired from boxing because he felt his body could no longer endure the sport’s physicality. Ward officially announced his retirement from professional boxing on October 21, 2017.
What weight class did Andre Ward fight?
Andre Ward (L) and trainer Virgil Hunter.
Has Andre Ward lost a fight?
Andre Ward hasn’t lost a fight since he was 14, modelled himself on Floyd Mayweather, shared a rivalry with Carl Froch and Sergey Kovalev, while his only ‘loss’ on amazing record came via Creed. Andre Ward is one of the greatest technical boxers to ever live.
How old is Canelo?
The maximum weight for a super middleweight is 168 pounds. Canelo weighed in at 167.4 pounds for his last fight, against Billy Joe Saunders. Plant weighed in at 167.6 pounds for his last fight, against Caleb Truax. We’ll drop in full results once the weigh-in wraps Friday afternoon.
What is the age of Floyd Mayweather?
Mayweather is worth hundreds of millions, with an undefeated professional boxing record of 50-0 and multiple world title belts to his name.
Where is the boxer Andre Ward from?
Following yesterday’s final press conference for Saturday night’s undisputed super middleweight title unification between Canelo Alvarez and Caleb Plant, Plant’s trainer Justin Gamber fielded some media questions about their preparations for the bout and why he’s expecting a big performance from his fighter.
Who trained Caleb plant?
Plant, 29, had fans talking when he uploaded pictures training with Andre Ward, 37, who retired 32-0 in 2016 as a modern great.