(WTNH)–He trains on one of New London’s busiest streets.
Brennan Ward started coming to his dad’s gym, Whaling City Boxing, when he was just a kid. 16 years–and many fights, in and out of the ring–later, and he is one of the top welterweight Mixed Martial Artists in the world.
Ward has always been full of energy; a bit of a thrill seeker. The more extreme, the better for the 27-year-old. His nickname, “The Irish Bad Boy,” fits.
“I’m just like a wild dude,” Ward said. “I always want to do something crazy.”
“He was pretty much a knockabout kind of kid. He’s a skateboarder, he’s a snowboarder, he’s a surfer,” his father said.
With each passing knockout comes more success and expectations. He’s gotten a title fight before. Another would be nice, but he says it’s not going to define him.
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