Andre Ward (born February 23, 1984) is an American professional boxer. He is a former lineal, The Ring magazine, WBA (Super), and WBC super middleweight champion. Ward is currently ranked the #4 pound for pound boxer in the world by Yahoo! Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and The Ring. In 2011, he was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring. As an amateur, Ward won a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He turned professional later that year and won his first world title in 2009.