Boston Marathon Bombing — Ex-Champ Micky Ward: Dead Suspect Was No Friend of Mine

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Legendary fighter Micky Ward wants to make it clear to the world … he has NO relationship with dead bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev — despite a photo which reportedly shows them arm-in-arm.

Micky”s agent tells our sources he”s been hammered with calls ever since the 2006 photo was posted on a local Boston news site.

We can”t confirm it”s actually Tamerlan in the photo, but it sure looks like him.  Nonetheless, a rep for Micky — whose life was chronicled in “The Fighter” — says, “It was just like any random person who came up to Micky and asked him for a picture.”

The rep adds the former New England Golden Gloves champ had no professional or personal association with Tsarnaev.

As we previously reported … Tsarnaev had high hopes about making the US Olympic boxing team.

By the way, the news site has removed the photo … but won”t say why.