On Saturday, August 6, 2016 Andre Ward dominated Alexander Brand, winning a unanimous decision with scores of 120-108 three times.
Ward held up his end of the bargain and is locked in to face Sergey Kovalev on HBO Pay-Per-View on Saturday, November 19, 2016 in a boxing match that will easily crown the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.
Also in action on Saturday was Maurice Hooker who steamrolled Ty Barnett, stopping the Washington, DC native in one round.
Check out the complete-card results below.
Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand
Andre Ward defeats Alexander Brand by UD after 12 rounds at Oracle Arena. Ward used his masterful defense to avoid the power of Brand thoughout the fight. Ward was able to use both his SouthPaw and Orthodox stance effectively landing blows from either stand.
Ward’s, counter punching, left hook and snapping straight one/two combination’s were his standout pieces. Ward was unable to take out the tough chinned Brand who withstood Ward’s onset of accurately placed punches for all 12 rounds.
Andre Ward will now face Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 19th as the two look to solidify their place on Boxing’s pound for pound list.
Maurice Hooker vs. Ty Barnett
Maurice Hooker was a sparring partner for Terance Crawford in his preparation for Viktor Postal.
Crawford credited Hooker for giving him great work during his camp. Hooker lived up to Crawford’s endorsement by punishing Ty Barnett consistently from the sound of the bell.
Barnett was dropped early, beat the count and showed a massive amount of heart until the referee stopped the fight after 2 min 17 secs of the first round.
Daniel Franco vs. Marcello Gallardo
Franco stops Gallardo in 2 min 16 secs of the 5 round.
Bilal Mahasin vs. Luis Alfredo Lugo
Bilal Mahasin earns a UD victory. The fight remained competitive throughout but Mahasin was able to out-work Lugo with the more effective punches.
Junior Younan vs. Jaime Solorio
Junior Younan lands a highlight reel knock out on Jinner Guerrero sending him to the canvas unconscious at 2 min 17 seconds of the first round. Guerrero was attended to by medical staff and eventually left the ring in his own accord.
Gabby Holloway vs. Raquel Miller
In the first ever women’s Roc Nation fight Raquel Miller remains undefeated with a UD victory over Bellator MMA fighter turned boxer Gabrielle Holloway.
Darmani Rock vs. Mike Kyle
Heavyweights Darmani Rock and Mike Kyle went the distance in an action packed heavyweight battle.
Rock won a UD victory by displaying solid defensive skills and effective counter punching over the wild style of Kyle.
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