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Andre Ward makes easy work of Barrera

Andre Ward

Really, it was only a formality. After recently moving up to light heavyweight from super middleweight, Andre Ward was to take part in a title eliminator against Sullivan Barrera, but after a very one-sided fight, Ward earned a wide unanimous decision to set up a potential title fight against unified champion Sergey Kovalev.

Ward lost a point for a low blow in the eighth round and was later warned for an accidental head butt, but he still dominated Barrera as he improved to 29-0. Ward knocked Barrera down in the second round with a hard left and when the Cuban stood up, Ward pounced right on him and continued his attack.

He continued to throw his left hand to beat up Barrera at the Oracle Arena and showed great movement after his nine-month layup, regularly ducking Barrera’s punched.

Ward won the right 117-109, 119-109, 117-108.

Even before the fight there were plenty of talks about a fight between Kovalev and Ward. Now those talks are expected to heat up even more and with both guys very willing to fight each other, it seems like only a matter of time before it is booked.

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