Micky Ward: “Pacquiao’s a great fighter, he’s a Hall of Famer, but Mayweather is just a different breed, he’s the best!”

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Former boxer, Micky Ward, is one of the most well known boxers to come out of the state of Massachusetts. Hailing out of Lowell, Ward was most known for his trilogy with Arturo Gatti, and also for the 2010 film “The Fighter” which was a biopic about his boxing career starred by Mark Walburg. With this weekends’ upcoming Premier Boxing Champions bringing back championship boxing to the Boston area, Ward recently joined media members and the fighters of that event at the historic Fenway Park.

I had a chance to briefly interview Micky Ward while he was in attendance and talk to him about boxing returning to Boston. Ward also talked about the event itself and what fans can expect from the main event. Micky also gave his thoughts on the recent Mayweather-Pacquiao fight and shared his views on this fight card appearing on free television. Here is what Micky Ward had to say.

Jenna J: Micky, you are at Fenway Park for press conference for the fight between Andre Dirrell and James DeGale, what do you think of this fight being in Boston?

Micky Ward: It’s great for the sport, it’s great for the city, it’s great for both fighters. It’s for a world title, it’s going to be a great fight, it’s going to be a great night.

Jenna J: Are you surprised that it’s taken this long for big boxing to return to Boston?

Micky Ward: Yeah it’s taken a little while, but at least it’s here now. So hopefully it’s here and it stays here.

Jenna J: Fight wise, Dirrell vs. DeGale what do you expect in that fight?

Micky Ward: I expect a great fight, I expect a great tough fight.

Jenna J: People are saying this event on free TV could take the taste of paying $100 for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight out of their mouths. What did you think of the Pacquiao-Mayweather event?

Micky Ward: It went like I probably thought it would go. Pacquiao, he’s just a great fighter, he’s a Hall of Famer, but Mayweather is just a different breed, he’s the best, the best of our generation.

Jenna J: This fight between Dirrell and DeGale being on free TV, is it making up for that other event?

Micky Ward: We will see come Saturday night. But this fight on paper is going to be a great fight, I think it will be a excellent fight. I think it will bring all the people back to the game that kind of got bitter over the Mayweather fight. It’s not even the fighters fault, Floyd’s just Floyd, he adapts to anyone’s style. It’s not Floyd’s fault, it’s just the way it was.

Jenna J: In closing, what’s the latest with you? Are you still training fighters?

Micky Ward: Me, I’m just myself and I’m just like me. Not training fighters right now, too many injuries.

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38 Responses to "Micky Ward: “Pacquiao’s a great fighter, he’s a Hall of Famer, but Mayweather is just a different breed, he’s the best!”"
  1. ralph says:

    yeah he’s the best runner.he’s running scared.getting booed by his own countrymen is shameful.

    • jules says:

      Oh yeah 148 floyd vs pacs 81 power punches landed also at 48-0. All that being the best runner.Talk sense ….no need to be a sheep !

  2. Jason Kidd KulaPooh-Pooh says:

    Freddy Roach & Manny easily got outsmarted by Floyd Jr….
    What a shame…. Did Roach really study Floyd’s fight films or did he watch porno films instead?
    They had no answer to Floyd’s tactics…….the same tactics for 47 fights and now 48

    • Anonymous says:

      Tactics? He was running scared, even his dad trainer told him to stop running scared. Holding and running shows he’s afraid.

      • Anonymous says:

        …and he’s fighting a one arm fighter. Floyd should be inducted in hall of shame..

      • Jason Kidd KulaPooh-Pooh says:

        EXACTLY.. U hit the nail right on the head.
        When needed, Floyd SPRINTED or BEAR-HUGGED and Team Pacquiao had no answer.
        Floyd himself said that clinching is part of his craft yet, Roach es Dumbo Y Estupido 4 not preparing Manny properly. Floyd has done that for 47 fights.
        Manny said:”He’s moving too much, I couldn’t hit him. He wouldn’t stay still.” WTF !!!
        Maybe Pac should’ve asked Floyd: “Please stay still so I could hit u.”

    • JOJO says:

      OH. YA? TELL ME HOW CAN YOU HIT A RUNNING OPPONENT? MAYWEATHER ENFORCE TO INTRODUCE A RUNNING & HUGGING STYLE IN BOXING JUST TO WIN.

      MAYWEATHER = TBE = THE BOOED EVER

  3. John says:

    @ralph typical excuse.. So was Algeri a runner?

    • dave says:

      hey john…they are both runner..Floyd just run faster

      • Anonymous says:

        He knows manny was injured and can’t use his right efficiently but Floyd chicken withered still scared of the left bomb he knows manny can knocked him out.

        • Anonymous says:

          Is holding after a punch a technical skill? what the hell is wrong with boxing.

          • Anonymous says:

            Manny is the best fighter. Floyd is a different kind of breed, SHE is the fastest runner of all time.

          • jose medina says:

            thats the problem with pactards, they only knew about boxing after pacquiao, and thank god they will be gone once pacroid is gone.

    • Aris says:

      they’re both runners but the difference is Aligieri doesn’t hug, headlock, push, and elbow. Floyd gets away with the dirty tactics without a single point penalty because the ref and judges are under his payroll.

  4. pacquiao won the fight if only the judges scored it farely…

  5. Anonymous says:

    hahaha, you’re fooling yourself Micky to say that Floyd is the best. Yeah, I agree he’s a different breed…Floyd style is running, hugging, and ducking….if that’s the face of boxing nowadays….then good luck to the boxing world!!!! I am ashamed of USA to encourage this kind of style, it’s not entertaining and it is not helping the sport of boxing either. RIP to USA boxing.

  6. cesi says:

    You are right !! Gayweather is the best runner inside the ring…

  7. Mayweather proclaimed himself as the The Best Ever in boxing. WOW, even at his native land his people welcome him with a big BOOO…I can’t see the reason.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe if Manny wasn’t scared to throw punches he would have won, but the straight right had him shook…and he raised both his arms fine after the fight so he wasn’t injured.

    • glen says:

      He was hurting, just not a pussy like you.

      • Ansar says:

        Glen you need to cut the crap! He had no answer for Floyd and he sure wasn’t hurt. He looked like the 47 before him but really worse than the last few. Marquez took the fight out of Manny. Floyd landed right after right and jab after jab all night. Boxing is not about two people standing toe to toe playing a game of lets see who can take the hardest punch. You’re a casual fan that obviously doesn’t know a thing about boxing.

  9. Mateng says:

    Will the sport of boxing survive if all the boxers starts to fight like Floyd mayweather jr?

  10. Jason, gud comment. Perhaps the reason Pac & Roach accepted this fight is because they thought Floyd cud not move anymore. So they were banking their strategy on that and they did not have any planb or c. Losers and yheir sour grapes fans full of excuses.

  11. Anonymous says:

    The self proclaim TBE is in different level to everyone. He run, clip, hug and pulling his opponent hand. He is alone in his SHAME LEVEL. Nobody wants to ape his craft. He is SHAME SHAME SHAME to boxing.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Manny should of been prepared he had 5 years if he is so good why did he look so bad.the worst of any of floyds last 5 fights

  13. noneya says:

    Mayweather is a pussy..a shit talking gum chewing disrespectful lip smaking cock sucking hood rat piece of shit and if thats what he calls fighting then he needs to stay out of my way

    • Ansar says:

      Noneya are you serious? You talk so hateful maybe they should check your breath…might smell like Mannys dick lol

  14. noneya says:

    Gayweather sucks justin biebers nutz

  15. Anonymous says:

    Watch it again he got hit so many times and clear.who ever thinks boxing is staying in the middle of the ring and getting hit,your dead wrong boxing is about out smarting your opponent hitting him and not let him hit you dir
    your trying to win.

    • Ansar says:

      What did Buster Douglas do when he knocked out Mike Tyson? What did Evander and Lennox do? All three held the man, pushed him back and beat his ass with boxing, not stand there and get knocked out for the fans. I was a fan to both Manny and Floyd but a true fan and practioner of the sport first! Every idiot on here talking about Floyd running is a complete dummy and has not a clue about the science

    • Anonymous says:

      He ran but he threw more and then landed more punches. First three rounds, Floyd is walking Manny down backing him up. If Manny was serious about wanting Floyd to stand there then why did he back up those first three rounds? Someone please explain lol I’m sure the shoulder they never touched was the problem .

  16. noneya says:

    Manny should have just stood still and forced that fucking punk to come to him and explode on his punk ass

  17. Anonymous says:

    5 years and you and your coach don’t have a game plan

  18. Anonymous says:

    Your right anybody that fights floyd has to stay in the middle of the ring and just wait not chase him down

  19. noneya says:

    Anonymous you talk shit on both fighters so your opinion dont mean shit so shut up u sound as fuckin stupid as mayweather

  20. wbox says:

    aha-ha, floyd lost to a 1 handed pacman

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