Updated: 12/13/2016 03:11 PM | First Published: 12/12/2016 06:56 PM

Andre Ward has been in a few classic fights

Andre Ward jabbing his opponent Mikkel Kessler

Andre Ward has been in some of the most memorable matches in boxing history. In 2009, he went to the ring against Mikkel Kessler for the WBA Super-Middleweight Championship. Danish fighter Kessler was favored to win but the hometown hero Andre Ward would not give up easily. This fight was particularly competitive as both fighters put in a brilliant performance. But, due to severe bloody injuries, the fight had to be called off and then passed on to the judges’ decision. Andre won the fight with a slight edge.

Andre fought Arthur Abraham on May 14, 2014. This Carson, California fight went to the 12th round and then to decision by the judges. Ward entered the match after losing 2 of his 3 previous bouts. The fight was dominated by Ward despite facing some hard hits in the final round. The scoring was very tight with 120-108, 118-110 and 118-111 from three judges.

The Ward vs. Froch fight is another controversial professional boxing match. In this fight, Ward outsmarted Froch with his long and close range punches. Andre Ward dominated the early part of the match but he slowed down in the latter stages of the match due to severe pain. Andre broke his hand in two places while landing hooks on Froch. Despite leaving the match with a broken hand, he won the fight with the scores 115-113, 115-113, and 118-110.