2016 BOXING fight – Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera – full fight Video

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2 Star RatingReview by AllTheBestFights.com: 2016-03-26, some good exchanges between Andre Ward and Sullivan Barrera but it is not enough to get three stars: it gets two.

Both undefeated, the former Wba and Wbc super-Mw champion Andre Ward entered this fight with a perfect record of 28-0-0 (15 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.3 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Sergey Kovalev) while his opponent, Sullivan Barrera, has an official boxing record of 17-0-0 (12 knockouts) and he entered as the No.23 in the same weight class. Ward fought just once last year, beating Paul Smith (=Ward vs Smith), while Barrera fought three times defeating Jeff Lacy (=Barrera vs Lacy), Hakim Zoulikha and Karo Murat (=Barrera vs Murat). SOG Ward vs Barrera, IBF light heavyweight title eliminator, is the main event of the evening. Watch the video and rate this fight!

 

 

Date: 2016-03-26

Where: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California, USA

Division: light heavyweight (175 lbs, 79.4 kg)

Result: Click here to show the fight’s result
Andre Ward def. Sullivan Barrera (unanimous decision, 117-109, 119-109, 117-108)

 

Ward’s previous fight: Andre Ward vs Paul Smith

Barrera’s previous fight: Sullivan Barrera vs Karo Murat

Ward’s next fight: Andre Ward vs Alexander Brand

Barrera’s next fight: Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs Sullivan Barrera

 

 

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Official highlights

  • Arjay Cee

    Ward’s a fabulous technician. Too fast and slick for Sergei? That’s about the only question left to be answered in his extraordinary career.

    Still, his dry style leaves me cold.

    • Mattsnow

      Well against Kovalev the tension would be there because of Kovy’s punching power. Not sure our national chicken Stevenson would accept a fight against him. Stevenson is really becoming a huge joke especially considering his gangsta attitude.

      • Olivier Veillette

        This tension could be annihilated by Ward’s defensive skills… just like Mayweather muted Alvarez’s offense.

        • Kamrul Kks

          Kovalev has a way of shutting down defensive fighter by using odd angles constantly with sustained pressure heavy punching just like vs Bhop. Even tho the age..

          • Olivier Veillette

            True that. It’s a fight I would love to see though! I think he possesses a very good jab but he’s more of a flat footed fighter. Against a guy like Ward who has very fast legs, I think the latter is better at creating angles. The best of both these guys is yet to be seen in my opinion.

          • Arjay Cee

            It is a very exciting matchup, isn’t it? I agree: legs carry the day for Ward, but he must make no mistakes or Kov begins the digestive process and ends it with a burp!

          • tango2042

            Kamrul, I insist with you to watch Nicolino Locche vs. T. Fuji (I can provide you the link to do so). Fuji was a very hard puncher too, at that time the world champion, who strongly believed he can beat anybody because his power. Nicolino was just an excellent technician with no power at all. Please see the result that may be annoying for your believes.

          • Arjay Cee

            I would love to see that, too.

          • tango2042

            Arjay here you have the link for the Locche’s fight. enjoyed as i do every time I watch it.
            https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=C211US1056D20140603&p=niclonino+locche+vs%2Ct+fuji+1968+video

            And thank you to be so kind. Of course Kovalev isn’t Fuji but Ward is a close resemblance of Locche

          • Arjay Cee

            Thank you, Tango! I am going to watch it at the earliest opportunity. :-)

          • tango2042

            Arjay you are quite welcome enjoy the skillful show

      • Arjay Cee

        I would love to see either fight, Matt, but agree that Adonis-no-wantis!

        If Kov catches Andre enough, we could see Andre revert from his preferred in and out to a close, mugging style he also does well. It would then be a war of attrition in which I’d favor the Russian, and, frankly, be cheering for him.

  • Achilles

    Boring

  • Kamrul Kks

    Waited 5 years for another exhibition.. Kovalev pls shut this snoozer up

    • Mfalme Kawayne

      …His last fight was 9 months ago, but nice try.

      • Kamrul Kks

        Hey dummy 9 months is 5 yrs in boxing.. Interms of watching him fight after long layoffs, its like watching paint dry..

        • listen11

          9 months is 5 yrs in boxing? Loll I guess ward has like 50 yrs of experience then

          • Kamrul Kks

            Come bk and comment after looking up the word sarcasm young boy

        • Mfalme Kawayne

          No, 9 months equates to approximately… 9 months in boxing to anybody with common sense.

          • Kamrul Kks

            Look up the word (term) illiterate fat black boy also good luck in kissing andre wards black bottom

          • Mfalme Kawayne

            Not only are you retarded, but your a racist too. That’s a deadly combination

  • “Hometown-only” SOB will never be in an exciting fight.

  • tango2042

    Nice fight with a great exhibition of speed, skills and excellent punching precision against a rival with a very good record. In spite of not having fighting for long Ward easily dominated the whole fight demonstrating that he is a very elusive target with his master moves all over the ring. It would be very nice and quite interesting to watch him fighting against Kovalev , skills vs. power.

    • Olivier Veillette

      Ward is probably as good as Mayweather was technically and defensively. And just like Floyd, people will hate him for fighting in this very cautious style. It’s a good thing he moved up in weightclass, ’cause he will eventually have much more opposition than he would have in the SMW division.

    • Kamrul Kks

      Master moves all over the ring! Calm down starting to sound like a comment exhibition..

      • tango2042

        Kamrul, Sorry if you don’t like it but it was a real exhibition of good skills that nowadays I’m missing so much from current fighting and boxers. Very few are capable to do this and Ward is really good at it. I recommend you to see the fight that I die for. Nicolino Locche vs T. Fuji ) from 1968 (very old but still one of my favorites). These are the skills I’m really missing now since boxing is also an art of self defense no just street fight.

    • Arjay Cee

      Well said, Tango. The elusive, intelligent Ward did not look like a man who’s wasted prime years (even though that is what he has done). He has carried power up to the weight too. A P4P standout.

      It will take extraordinary skill to beat him. Perhaps not for very much longer, though, as he depends on escape paths that are going to be harder to find in the near future as his legs begin to go. Given his reliance on speed, I think something of a Roy Jones Jr. decline — rapid, immediate — will hit Andre.

      • tango2042

        Thank you Arjay and agree with you that time and his injuries are working bad in his case.

  • COriol

    Ward is the real deal .Barrera is no easy fight for no one.
    The keep saying Kovalev kovalev to make the casuals thing that Ward is afraid. When GGG ducked him big time. I would love to see Ward against both GGG and Kovalev, and make everyone eat their words.
    Like Mayweather said, they want ward to loose. And they don’t want GGG to get beat.

  • No10Count

    Is most of the hatred within these post race based?

    Ward did exactly what he set out to do. Win.
    Unfortunately he is American and does not press. So be it.