Ward vs Brand Info
Andre Ward beat Alexander Brand by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 6th August 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The scorecards were announced as 120-108, 120-108, 120-108 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 Brand stats
Andre Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 29 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Alexander Brand made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 1 loss and draws, with 19 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Brand had a large advantage in power over Ward, boosting at 76% knock out percentage over Ward's 52%.
Andre Ward was the younger man by 7 years, at 36 years old.
Ward had a height advantage of 2 inches over Brand. Despite this, Brand had 1-inch reach advantage.
Both Andre Ward & Alexander Brand fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ward was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Brand, who’s first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 90 more professional rounds, 238 to Brand's 148.
Ward vs Brand form
Ward remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before 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.
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.
What time did Ward vs Brand 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.