Andre Ward is an American semi-retired professional boxer and the current WBA and The Ring super middleweight champion, and former WBC super-middleweight champion. Ward was a gold medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He won his first world championship in 2009. Ward is rated as the #2 pound-for-pound boxer in the world by Yahoo! Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN and The Ring. He was named Ring Magazine fighter of the year in 2011.