Canelo vs Ward

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  • Canelo vs Ward
  • 54-1-2 32-0-0
  • Potential : Summer 2021
  • USA
  • Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
  • 12 Round Contest @ Light Heavyweight
  • MD 12TKO 3UD 12TKO 11UD 12 < form TKO 9UD 12UD 12UD 12TKO 8 <
  • Tape
  • 30 age 36
  • 5' 9" / 175cm height 6' 0" / 183cm
  • 70.5" / 179cm reach 70.9" / 180cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • full record
  • 54 wins 32
  • 36 by ko 16
  • 67% Ko% 50%
  • 1 Losses 0
  • 0 Stopped 0
  • 2 draws 0
  • 2005 Debut 2004
  • 414 Pro rds 238
  • current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
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Canelo vs Ward Info

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will face the challenge of Andre Ward in Summer 2021 in the United States.

The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit would be 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

The contest would be for the vacant WBO light heavyweight championship of the world.

Canelo vs Ward stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez would step into the ring with a record of 54 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 36 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Andre Ward would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 32 wins, with 16 of those by knock out.

The stats suggest Canelo would have advantage in power over Ward, with a 67% knock out percentage over Ward's 50%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is the younger man by 6 years, at 30 years old.

Ward has a height advantage of 3 inches over Canelo. This also extends to a 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Andre Ward fight out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 10 months later than Ward, who’s first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 176 more professional rounds, 414 to Ward's 238.

Canelo vs Ward form

Canelo has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he beat Callum Smith on 19th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had won against Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beat Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had defeated Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Ward remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Sergey Kovalev on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight, WBO World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Sergey Kovalev on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Brand on 6th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Before that, he had beat Sullivan Barrera on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

He had won against Paul Smith on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Andre Ward has been fighting more than Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez last fought 1 month and 1 day ago, while Andre Ward's last outing was 3 years 7 months and 3 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years 3 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

Ward's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.

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