Ward vs Barrera Info
Andre Ward beat Sullivan Barrera by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 26th March 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The scorecards were announced as 117-108, 119-109, 117-109 in favor of winner Andre Ward.
The fight took place over rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Ward vs Barrera stats
Andre Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Sullivan Barrera made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Barrera had advantage in power over Ward, with a 71% knock out percentage over Ward's 54%.
Andre Ward was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Barrera had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ward. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Andre Ward & Sullivan Barrera fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ward was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 11 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 8 months earlier than Barrera, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 92 more professional rounds, 238 to Barrera's 146.
Ward vs Barrera form
Ward remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Sullivan Barrera on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Paul Smith on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Oracle Arena, Oakland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Edwin Rodriguez on 16th November 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario.
Before that, he had defeated Chad Dawson on 8th September 2012 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, Oakland.
He had won against Carl Froch on 17th December 2011 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City.
Sullivan Barrera had stopped all of his last 2 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Karo Murat on 12th December 2015 by knockout in the 5th round at Civic Auditorium, Glendale, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Hakim Zoulikha on 25th July 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.
Ward's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years 3 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.
Barrera's last 2 fights had come over a period of 4 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.5 rounds on average.
What time did Ward vs Barrera start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 am EST / 9:00 pm PST at Oracle Arena, Oakland, United States, which was around 5:00 am BST in the UK.