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Get 2 Know Andre Ward

Posted on 05/17/2010

Status: WBA Super Middleweight champion.

6-1 Wt: 168

February 23, 1984 In: San Francisco, CA

First Boxing Memory:
“My first fight. I lost it. It was in Santa Clara, California (age 10).”

Hobbies/Leisure Activities:
“I’m a Christian, so I spend a lot of time actively working at my church: The Well Church, in Dublin, California. My wife and kids and I are probably there two, three times a week. And, whatever I’m doing with my family is a priority for me. My number one priority is serving God with all my heart, mind and soul and my next important obligation is to my wife and kids. I live a simple life.”

Last Book Read: “A Divine Revelation of Hell.”

Favorite Movie(s):
“Best of the Best.”

First Job:
“Car wash.”

Current Car:
“Chrysler 300.”

Musical Tastes: “Gospel.”

Favorite Meal: “Pasta.”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal:

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
“Vanilla Bean.”

Boxing Inspirations:
“Jesus Christ. My father, he was a boxer, he was 15-0 as a heavyweight. And Roy Jones Jr.”

Favorite All-Time Fighter:
“Muhammad Ali, for his charisma, attitude and how he captured the crowd. And Roy Jones Jr. for his talent.”

Favorite Fights:
“Ali-Joe Frazier I & III. Ali-George Foreman. Floyd Mayweather-Diego Corrales. I could go on and on.”

Pre-Fight Meal:
“Salmon and vegetables.”

Pre-Fight Feeling:
“A combination of being anxious and a little nervous, but I also have the assurance in knowing that I have prepared myself.”

Greatest Sports Moment:
“Winning the gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.”

Most Painful Moment:

Toughest Opponents:
“Magomed Aripgadjiev of Belarus, who I beat for the gold medal in Athens, and Evgeny Makarenko of Russia, who I beat in the quarterfinals. He was a two-time world amateur champion at 178 pounds.”

Embarrassing Boxing Memory:
“I can’t remember one.”

Childhood Dreams:
“To be all that God wants me to be.”

People Qualities Most Admired:
“My late father (Frank) and my godfather (Virgil Hunter).”

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