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“Irish” Micky Ward’s 49th birthday celebration

Last Saturday night at Foxwoods Resort Casino, DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino helped celebrate the 49th birthday of “Irish” Micky Ward with boxing fans attending the SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition tripleheader at Fox Theater in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Promoter Lou DiBella, who promoted Ward (38-13, 27 KOs) during the latter part of his career, including the epic Arturo Gatti-Ward trilogy, gave Ward a beautiful watch as a birthday present during a private meet-and-greet. “We had a terrific crowd at the SHOWTIME Boxing event on Saturday night, and it was made more special by the celebration of Micky Ward’s 49th birthday,” said Lou DiBella. “DiBella Entertainment was and always will be Micky’s promoter. Continue reading

Boxing stars/public to celebrate Micky Ward’s birthday this Sat at Foxwoods show

NEW YORK (Sept. 29, 2014) – DiBella Entertainment, Warriors Boxing and Foxwoods Resort Casino will celebrate the 49th birthday of “Irish” Micky Ward with boxing fans attending the SHOWTIME Boxing Special Edition tripleheader on Saturday, October 4, airing live on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) from Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Continue reading

Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward premieres Saturday at midnight on HBO

HBO Sports, winner of nine George Foster Peabody Awards and 33 Sports Emmys® for documentaries, presents a new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series this month when THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD looks back at one of boxing’s greatest rivalries, spotlighting the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward. Blending archival footage and new material shot this summer, the exclusive HBO presentation debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, immediately following “World Championship Boxing: Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov,” which begins at 9:45 p.m.

Other HBO playdates: Oct. 21 (9:15 a.m.), 24 (5:10 p.m., 12:05 a.m.), 26 (11:00 a.m., 4:45 a.m.) and 30 (1:00 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), and Nov. 3 (7:55 a.m.), 7 (9:00 p.m.) and 15 (7:30 p.m.) HBO2 playdates: Oct. 23 (6:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m.) and 29 (11:30 p.m., 4:50 a.m.), and Nov. 2 (2:45 p.m.), 10 (8:45 a.m.) and 12 (4:30 p.m.) Continue reading

“Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward” Debuts Oct. 19 on HBO

HBO Sports, winner of nine George Foster Peabody Awards and 33 Sports Emmys® for documentaries, presents a new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series this month when THE TALE OF GATTI-WARD looks back at one of boxing’s greatest rivalries, spotlighting the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward. Blending archival footage and new material shot this summer, the exclusive HBO presentation debuts SATURDAY, OCT. 19 (midnight-1:15 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, immediately following “World Championship Boxing: Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov,” which begins at 9:45 p.m.
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Boston Marathon Bombing – Micky Ward: Dead Suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was No Friend of Mine

0419-micky-ward-tamerlan-boston-1by TMZ – Legendary fighter Micky Ward wants to make it clear to the world … he has NO relationship with dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev — despite a photo which reportedly shows them arm-in-arm.

Micky’s agent tells TMZ he’s been hammered with calls ever since the 2006 photo was posted on a local Boston news site.

We can’t confirm it’s actually Tamerlan in the photo, but it sure looks like him. Nonetheless, a rep for Micky — whose life was chronicled in “The Fighter” — says, “It was just like any random person who came up to Micky and asked him for a picture.”

The rep adds the former New England Golden Gloves champ had no professional or personal association with Tsarnaev.

As we previously reported … Tsarnaev had high hopes about making the US Olympic boxing team.

By the way, the news site has removed the photo … but won’t say why.

Legendary Nights Returns This Fall on HBO

HBO Sports, honored nine times with the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in sports documentaries, will produce an all-new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series, celebrating the most memorable fights in the network’s 40 years of presenting the sweet science. LEGENDARY NIGHTS, which captured the Sports Emmy® Award for Outstanding Edited Sports Series when it debuted in 2003, will feature a retrospective on one of boxing’s greatest rivalries this fall, spotlighting the three-fight slugfest between Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward. Continue reading

“Irish” Micky Ward To Return To Canastota

2_irish_micky_ward_1 CANASTOTA, NY – JANUARY 25, 2013 – The International Boxing Hall of Fame announced today “Irish” Micky Ward, whose life was portrayed in the Academy Award-winning motion picture The Fighter, will attend festivities planned for the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Weekend set for June 6-9th and pay tribute to 2013 Inductee Arturo “Thunder” Gatti.

“Micky Ward was a true warrior inside the ropes,” said Hall of Fame director Edward Brophy. “The Hall of Fame is excited to welcome him back to Canastota to help recognize the achievements of his fellow warrior and friend Arturo Gatti.”

Ward and Gatti, who will be inducted posthumously, engaged in an epic trilogy that earned “Fight of the Year” honors for their first and third bouts (2002 & 2003). The two fighters developed a friendship and remained close until Gatti’s passing in 2009. Continue reading

Golden Boy Promotions & Fantasy Springs Announce Micky Ward & Dicky Eklund As VIP Guests At Saturday, September 29 Telefutura Televised Boxing Event

September 19, 2012 – INDIO, CA -“Irish” Micky Ward, the beloved retired junior welterweight boxer from Lowell, Massachusetts will greet fans along with his half-brother and former trainer Dicky Eklund at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. prior to the September 29 edition of TeleFutura’s “Solo Boxeo Tecate.” The event co-features former World Champion Julio “The Kidd” Diaz of Coachella facing Puerto Rico’s Hector Sanchez and Andrew “Chango” Cancio squaring off against veteran contender Roger “Speedy” Gonzalez. Continue reading