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Watch: Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera Highlights

Published On March 27, 2016 | By Niall Doran | Boxing Results

‘SOG’ impressed on his full light-heavyweight debut in Oakland, California.


A 32 year old Andre Ward showed why he is still one of the pound for pound most skilled prize fighters in the world, as he comfortably won a unanimous points decision over previously unbeaten Cuban Sullivan Barrera.

He also displayed some solid power at the new weight, dropping Barrera with a sharp left hand in the third round, and then landing another powerful left (this time to the body) in round 8, although on this occasion the referee ruled the punch a low blow and took a point away from Ward.

Despite this and Ward needing to contend with a cut that formed round 10, the Virgil Hunter trained-RocNation signed maestro controlled the bout in truth.

CompuBox punch stats showed as much after the fight, with Ward landing 36% of his punches on the night, and Barrera landing far less at 15%.

In case you missed the main bits of action, here are the Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera highlights courtesy of HBO:

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