Andre Ward is a former professional boxer who is one of the few players who has lost any fight in his career and won several world titles in two weight classes, such as Ring Magazine, WBA Undisputed, and WBA Super. He has also featured in movie Creed where Ward played the role of a light heavyweight boxer. Now let’s have a close look on Andre Ward’s net worth in 2018.
Andre Ward Early Life
Andre was born on 23 February 1984 as the son of Madeline Arvie Taylor and Frank Ward in San Francisco, California. His interest in boxing ignites in 1993 when Ward’s father took him to the boxing gym in Oakland. He was trained by Virgil Hunter who is also his godfather. The schooling of Ward taken place in Hayward High School that is located in the East Bay.
He starts training boxing in 1994 and hasn’t lost a single fight since February 1998.
Andre Ward Career, Awards & Achievement
Ward has been a part of 32 fights in total during his entire career. He is popular for his orthodox style boxing. During his amateur career, he has won many championships that include US Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion (2003), Under 19 National Championship (2002), and the United States Amateur Middleweight Champion (2001). He finishes his amateur career with 115 wins & 5 losses.
He starts his professional career with a win over Chris Molina on 18 December 2004. Following years, Ward secures win over many boxers, such as Kenny Kost, Darnell Boone, Andy Kolle, Roger Cantrell, and Shelby Pudwill. The biggest turnaround came to his career when he beat Mikkel Kessler and won the WBA super-middleweight Championship on 21sr November 2009.
After that, he successfully defended his title against the Allan Green by winning the match on 19th June 2010. Next year, he defeats super middleweight Arthur Abraham on 14th May 2011. Then, Ward faced WBC Super middleweight champion Carl Froch with both the titles on the line on 17 December 2011. Andre defeated him and become middleweight champion.
In the next few years, he beat lots of well-known boxers and make a name for himself. The list includes Chad Dawson, Edwin Rodriguez, Paul Smith, Sullivan Barrera, Alexander Brand, and Sergey Kovalev II. At the age of 33, he announced his retirement on 21st September 2017.
Andre Ward is enjoying a happy married life with his wife Tigginey who was his high-school sweetheart. The couple married in 2009 and together they have a daughter and three sons. He lives with his family in Danville, California. Ward visits the church on a regular basis. He also engages with the prisoners and youth offenders to inspire them with his story.
Awards & Achievements
Andre has achieved lots of honors during his 15-year career. It includes WBA Super Middleweight Title, WBC Middleweight Title, Lineal Super Middleweight Title and Ring Light Heavyweight Title. The Ring Magazine ranked him the best active boxer in the world.
In 2016, he won the Comeback of the Year award by The Ring. Also, he was named Fighter of the Year by the Boxing Writers’ Association of America and The Ring in 2011.
Net Worth of Andre Ward
Andre Ward net worth is US$8 million. The majority of his income comes from the fights he participates in the WBC, WBC, and The Ring. In addition to that, he won a gold medal in Summer Olympics in 2004 that allow him win a big reward.
Andre Ward has given some of the most memorable professional fights to the boxing lovers. We strongly hope he enjoy a similar kind of success in his retired life too.