Micky Ward KOs Senator
“Boxing has an advantage over politics. In the ring you know exactly what your opponent’s intentions are.”—Eder Jofre
Boxing and politics make for strange bedfellows.
Micky Ward is best known for his go-for-broke boxing, his trilogy with Arturo Gatti, the Oscar-nominated film The Fighter, and for being the strong, silent type.
But Ward recently broke his silence and took a stance regarding Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.
The Republican that replaced Ted Kennedy is not to everyone’s taste (nor for that matter was Kennedy). Middle of the road on some issues and reactionary on others, Ward responded to two of Brown’s positions in a recent interview with The Sun of Lowell.
“I can’t support Scott Brown. I just can’t do it,” said Ward. “I found out Scott is anti-union and I’m a Teamster guy. I found out he’s also against gay marriage, and I say, if you love someone, you should have the same rights no matter who you are.”