With the success of the critically acclaimed, Academy Award–winning
film The Fighter, the world stood up and cheered for the inspiring true
story of Micky Ward—a heart-and-soul warrior who overcame the odds to make
history in the ring. But that was only part of the tale.
Now, in his own words, “Irish” Micky Ward tells his inspirational life
story as only he can.
From his first bout at the age of seven, Micky Ward was known first and
foremost for giving as good as he got and for leaving absolutely everything he
had in the ring. When he fought, quitting was never an option. It was that
indomitable spirit that would allow him to survive, battle against, and
overcome the harsh realities that he faced every day of his life.
For it was outside the ring that Ward’s heart would be most needed,
from witnessing his idolized older half-brother Dicky fall from grace to
dealing with his wildly dysfunctional—if frighteningly loyal—family to the
darkest of secrets that he has never revealed until now, and the numerous
setbacks and defeats that would have stopped a lesser man. Micky Ward has
remained a fighter, through and through, both as a professional boxer and as a
man who finally found his greatest strength in friendship, family, and faith in
From the rough
streets of Lowell, Massachusetts, to the blood and sweat of the international
fight game, to the bright lights and adulation of Hollywood, this is the
rousing, moving, tragic, and humorous story of the one and only Micky Ward.
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