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Micky Ward recalls his standout fights

Originally Published: December 22, 2010
By Brian Campbell | ESPN Mobile

With the release of "The Fighter," starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale, movie fans were introduced to the story of a real-life Rocky Balboa in "Irish" Micky Ward.

But to boxing fans, the Lowell, Mass., native had been a leading man in countless action fights and dramatic victories until his 2003 retirement. Ward, maybe best described as a B-level journeyman with an A-plus heart, won over so many with his blue-collar approach en route to a 38-13 career record.

Ward's ...

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