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Talking Boxing With Gold Medalist Andre Ward

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Former Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward joined Michelle Dapper in studio to talk about the 2014 USA Boxing National Championships. Former Olympic Gold Medalist Andre Ward joined Michelle Dapper in studio to talk about the 2014 USA Boxing National Championships.
This week Spokane is hosting the 2014 USA Boxing National Championships at the HUB and Northern Quest Resort and Casino. The 2004 Olympic gold medalist in the light heavyweight division, Andre Ward, is serving as an ambassador for USA Boxing and joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio to talk discuss the event. 

The 6-foot-1, 168-pound Oakland native has remained undefeated (26-0, 14 knockouts) for his entire professional career, which he embarked out on in December of 2004 after he joined the ranks of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Oscar De La Hoya as U.S.  Olympic gold medalist.

Ward now sits second on the pound-for-pound list, behind only Floyd Mayweather Jr. Ward also serves as a commentator for HBO while he is not training for his next bout. 

Andre Ward's Accomplishments
  • 2011 ESPN, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, RING MAGAZINE, AND BOXING WRITERS ASSOCIATION FIGHTER OF THE YEAR FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
  • COCONSENSUSUMBER TWO POUND-FOR-POUND IN THE WORLD
  • RING MAGAZINE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
  • WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION
  • 2004 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
  • UNDEFEATED SINCE 1996
  • HBO BOXING COMMENTATOR
Andre Ward's Professional Record (26-0, 14 KO)

SEPTEMBER 8, 2012: Tenth Round TKO over Chad Dawson in Oakland, Calif. (WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine Title Bout)
DECEMBER 17, 2011: Twelve Round unanimous decision win over Carl Froch in Atlantic City, N.J. (WBA, WBC, and Ring Magazine Title Bout, SHOWTIME Super Six World Boxing Classic Final)
MAY 14, 2011: Twelve Round unanimous decision win over Arthur Abraham in Carson, Calif. (WBA Super Middleweight Title Bout)
NOVEMBER 27, 2010: Twelve Round unanimous decision win over Sakio Bika in Oakland, Calif. (WBA Super Middleweight Title Bout)
JUNE 19, 2010: Twelve Round unanimous decision win over Allan Green in Oakland, Calif. (WBA Super Middleweight Title Bout)
NOVEMBER 21, 2009: Eleventh Round Technical Decision over Mikkel Kessler in Oakland, Calif. (WBA Super Middleweight Title Bout)
SEPTEMBER 12, 2009: Third Round TKO over Shelby Pudwill in Temecula, Calif. (NABF and WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title Defense)
MAY 16, 2009: Twelve Round Unanimous Decision win over Edison Miranda in Oakland, Calif.  (NABF and WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title Defense)
FEBRUARY 6, 2009: Twelve Round Unanimous Decision win over Henry Buchanan in Lemore, Calif.  (NABF Super Middleweight Title Bout and WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title Defense)
DECEMBER 13, 2008: Third Round TKO win over Esteban Camou/Cabazon, Calif. (WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title Defense)
JUNE 20, 2008: Eighth Round TKO win over Jerson Ravelo/Georgetown, Cayman Islands (WBO NABO Super Middleweight Title Bout)
MARCH 20, 2008: Seventh Round TKO win over Rubin Williams /San Jose, Calif.
NOVEMBER 16, 2007: Fifth Round TKO win over Roger Cantrell/Gros Islet, Saint
Lucia/Cayman Islands
JULY 14, 2007: Third Round TKO win over Francisco Diaz /Carson, Calif.
MAY 17, 2007: Sixth Round TKO win over Dhafir Smith/Leemore, Calif.
MARCH 29, 2007: Third Round TKO win over Julio Jean/San Jose, Calif.
NOVEMBER 11, 2006: Six Round Unanimous Decision win over Derrick Findley/San Jose, Calif.
APRIL 29, 2006: Sixth Round RTD win over Andy Kolle/Mashantucket, Conn.
FEBRUARY 23, 2006: Unanimous Decision win over Kendall Gould/ Leemore, Calif.
NOVEMBER 19, 2005: Unanimous Decision win over Darnell Boone/Portland, Ore.
OCTOBER 1, 1005: First Round KO win over Glenn La Plante/Tampa, Fla.
AUGUST 18, 2005: Sixth Round RTD win over Christopher Holt/San Jose, Calif.
JUNE 18, 2005: Third Round TKO win over Ben Aragon/Memphis, Tenn.
APRIL 7, 2005: Disqualification win over Roy Ashworth/Temecula, Calif.
FEBRUARY 10, 2005: Unanimous Decision Win over Kenny Kost /Leemore, Calif.
DECEMBER 18, 2004: Second Round TKO over Chris Molina /Los Angeles, Calif.

Information from Andre Ward's person website, http://www.andresogward.com/, was used in this article
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