Meet the Undefeated S.O.G Andre Ward!
Updated: Mar 30
He's been called the best boxer pound for pound, He's won WBA, IBF AND WBO Titles, a Gold Medal in the 2004 Olympics, has a fight record of 32 fights and 32 wins, he is in two Rocky movies and he's coming to Mansfield!
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What does SOG stand for?
SOG is Andre Ward's nickname, it literally stands for Son Of God. It was taken from a theme tune written for one of his fights, it comes from the fact we are all sons of God, and is in line with Ward's Christianity
What did Andre Ward win in his career?
He won the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal at Light Heavyweight
After going pro his boxing career lasted from 2004 to his retirement in 2017 he held multiple titles in 2 separate weight classes
- WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Title
- IBF World Light Heavyweight Title
- WBO World Light Heavyweight Title
- WBO International Light Heavyweight Title
- WBA Super World Super Middle Title
- WBC World Super Middle Title
- NABF Super Middle Title
- WBO NABO Super Middle Title
What was Andre Ward's fight record?
In his pro career Andre Ward had 32 fights, winning all 32 of them. He won 16 by KO, 15 by decision and 1 by DQ (his third fight against Roy Ashworth)
When did Andre Ward Retire?
Ward retired in 2017 at the age of 33. He stated on his website "I want to be clear – I am leaving because my body can no longer put up with the rigors of the sport and therefore my desire to fight is no longer there. If I cannot give my family, my team, and the fans everything that I have, then I should no longer be fighting."
Who did Andre Ward play in the Rocky / Creed movies?
In both Creed (2015) and Creed (2018) Andre Ward plays Danny 'Stuntman' Wheeler, a light heavyweight boxer. He is the fighter who knocked down Adonis Creed in the first movie, taking his Mustang Keys - only for Adonis to win them back in the sequel!
Sports Illustrated Fighter of the Decade
Ward beat Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez to be named fighter of the decade for the 2010s.
It was the 2009 Super 6 World Boxing Classic in which people started to take notice of Ward and he followed up in the next decade with his fantastic undefeated run. Winning the
2011 'fighter of the year' from both THE RING and BOXING WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA he also won 'comeback of the year' from THE RING in 2016
He has been named pound for pound best active boxer from THE RING and TBRB - as well as the best active boxer in the division by BOXREC
In short, Andre Ward is a Boxing Superstar and someone that boxing fans need no introduction too - we are looking forward to welcoming him to the UK and making Mansfield part of the Andre Ward UK Tour
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