For starters... let me just say that I am a huge fan of "Irish" Micky Ward. He may have never won a Major World Championship... he may have received some brutal beatings during his time... and he may not even be considered that good a Boxer by some of you... but I like him!
I like what he stood for!
He had a never say die attitude!
He didn't succumb to politics and greed!
He showed courage in the ring that you hardly ever see in boxing these days... and most of all... I play as him most of the time on Fight Night
: Round 3
I am so good with him... I'm almost unbeatable... and there's something about that Brutal Irish Left Hook to the body.
I love the fact that one of my favourite bands... "The Dropkick Murphys"... released their latest album "The Warriors Code" with him on the front cover... and in tribute to him.
The Title Track was also made out to him... it's a great song!
I also hear that Mark Wahlberg is gonna be in a movie about him called "The Fighter" in 2009... he'd have to lose a lot of Pounds if he is going to play a Welterweight... he has got way too much muscle... he is around about the right height though!
Anyways... the point I'm trying to make is this... in all honesty... not to offend Micky Ward and his fans (because I am a fan of Micky Ward as well)... but...
Would we have even known about Micky Ward if not for The Trilogy with Arturo Gatti (who was already a much more famous and well-known Boxer than Micky Ward)? And... to a lesser extent... his fight with Journeyman Emmanual Steward
who has something like 34 Wins... 6 Draws and a Whopping 28 Defeats?
Sure... 3 of these 4 Fights won "FIGHT OF THE YEAR"... but what of Micky Ward before that?
If he retired before these events... or if these events never happened... would we have known about Micky Ward very much?
Would the legend have begun?
Would there be a movie made about him?
I don't mean to be rude but... NO... I don't think so!
I reckon if he never came across Steward and Gatti... Ward would be a nobody!!!
Some people are even cruel and say that "GATTI MADE WARD"... because Gatti... overall... was a better Boxer AND accomplished a lot more!
I don't think Gatti made Ward... it was just a really great trilogy of fights that "somewhat saved boxing!"
But I reckon Ward would be a nobody if not for Gatti... and maybe even his fight with Steward... do you agree with me or not and please be as brutally honest as you possibly can be! ~ White Tyson!!!