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Micky "The Fighter" Ward's Bloodiest Real-Life Battles

"Irish" Micky Ward, played by Mark Wahlberg in "The Fighter", had a movie made about him for a reason - he was as tough a brawler as the modern-day fight world has seen. He was a hell of a puncher - particularly to the body - but even more legendary were his chin and heart. You UFC fans need to sit down and check this out - you may learn that there's still something to be said for the sweet science, particularly when watching a true warrior like Ward, as well as his fellow gladiator Arturo Gatti (these fights happened after the film's timeline ended). The 3 Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti fights in the early 2000s are legendary among boxing fans, and they are well-represented here in this compilation of Micky Ward's bloodiest battles. The first five list items are the best fights of Mickey Ward, while the last 5 positions showcase the most brutal individual rounds. These videos will show you very clearly why true fight fans rank Ward higher than his record - solid as it was - would indicate.

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  1. 6

    Ward vs. Sanchez

    Another stomach turning come from behind liver shot stoppage in Round 7.

  2. 7

    Gatti/Ward I - Round 9

    Whoa.

  3. 8

    Gatti/Ward II - Round 3

    Gatti/Ward II was also a monster battle, but I had to leave it out of his best 5 fights. Round 3 makes one of his top 5 ROUNDS though:

  4. 9

    Gatti/Ward I - Round 5

    2nd of 3 alltime classic rounds FROM THE SAME FIGHT. I included Round 4 and 5 in this, but if you only want to see Round 5 it begins at 3:13 on the video.

  5. 10

    Gatti/Ward I - Round 10

    OK - I couldn't find an individual video of Round 10 but I still think this round needs to stand out on its own so you can just fast forward past Round 9 which you probably just watched. Or just watch it again - there was a reason Round 9 has been called "The Round of the Century"

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