This Saturday March 26th 2016, Andre Ward (28-0, 14 KO’s) will make his Light Heavyweight debut, as he takes on undefeated rising star Sullivan Barrera(17-0, 12 Ko’s).  The fight will take place at the Oracle Arena in Oakland California, and will be broadcast live on HBO Boxing.  In the co-feature, it will be Jayson Velez (23-1-1, 16 KO’s) VS Joseph Diaz (19-0, 11 KO’s) in a 12 round featherweight bout.  Also on the card, Maurice Hooker (19-0-2, 14 KO’s) will take on Wilfredo Buelvas (17-5, 11 KO’s) in a Junior Welterweight bout scheduled for 10 rounds.  Here is the breakdown and predictions:

ANDRE WARD

-Record:  28 – 0 – 0, 14 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 0″

-Reach:  71″

-Notable Fights

  • Arthur Abraham  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 5/14/11.
  • Carl Froch  —  Win, Unanimous Decision (12), 12/17/11.  (Won TheRing &WBC Super Middleweight titles)
  • Chad Dawson  —  Win TKO 10th round (12), 9/8/12.

 

SULLIVAN BARRERA

-Record:  17 – 0 – 0, 12 KO’s

-Weight Class:  Light Heavyweight

-Height:  6′ 2″

-Reach:  73″

-Notable Fights

  • Jeff Lacy  —  Win, TKO 4th round (8), 1/30/15.
  • Karo Murat  —  Win, KO 5th round (12), 12/12/15.  (Won IBF title eliminator)

 

Predictions:

Maurice Hooker  —  def  —  Wilfredo Buelvas  —  via  —  TKO 8th round

Joseph Diaz  —  def  —  Jayson Velez  —  via  —  TKO 10th round

Andre Ward  —  def  —  Sullivan Barrera  —  via  —  Unanimous Decision

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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