Andre Ward first entered the ring three decades ago. He started boxing when he was a nine-year-old child. Since then, Andre has never turned away from his love for the sport. Andre started his amateur boxing in 1994. His godfather, Virgil Hunter, has always remained a coach for him.
Andre came in highlights after winning the 2001 US Amateur Middleweight Championship. Consecutively, in 2002 and 2003, he won Under 19 National Championship, and US Amateur Light Heavyweight Championship. Above all, Andre became the record-breaking boxer to win a 2004 Olympic gold medal for the US after 8 years.
In 2004, Andre Ward stepped into professional boxing. He made his debut on 18th December 2004 when he scored a second round TKO against Chris Molina. He forced his way to victory in his next two matched against Kenny Kost on 5th February and Roy Ashworth on April 7th, 2005, before facing his toughest test against Darnell Boone on November 19th. The match against Boone was the first occasion when Ward faced a KO. Despite being knocked out in the fourth round, he went on to win the match with a unanimous decision. Currently, he works in collaboration with the manager James Prince, and fight promoter Dan Goossen.
Andre has been in 31 fights in his professional fighting career of 12 years. Interestingly, he has never lost one. Ward won 15 of the 31 fights by knockout, the other 15 by judge’s decision and one of them by the disqualification of the opponent party.
Alongside this winning streak, Andre Ward has also made a lot of money. The average purse bid on his fights is around 2.1 million dollars. And, each of the fight tickets sells for more than 50 dollars. So, Andre earns around 1.8 million dollars from each fight. On top of that, he has a basic salary of 268k dollars annually. In total, Ward has accumulated an estimated net worth of around 2 million dollars from his illustrious career.