Saturday Night, March 26th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA.
Andre “S.O.G” Ward (29-0, 15KOs) chopped down the tree that is Sullivan Barrera (17-1, 12KOs), in a one-sided fist-fest for his light heavyweight debut. Ward attacked Barrera upstairs and down with quick efficiency. In Round 3, the Bay Area crowd rose to their feet when Ward delivered a quick left which sent Barrera to the canvas. Ward was simply the quicker of the two fighters, landing left hooks with clear efficiency. In Round 8, Ward lost a point for a low blow. Barrera would try to respond but would get a left hook in return, which put Barrera back into his defensive shell. In Round 10, Ward would suffer a cut over his left eye, due to an accidental head-butt. Ward would go on to win a unanimous decision. The scores were 117-109, 119-109, and 117-108.
Featherweight Joseph “ Jo Jo”Diaz (20-0, 11KOs) maintains his undefeated record after a unanimous decision win over Jayson Valez (23-2-1, 16KOs). After sustaining a cut under his right eye in the 1st round, Diaz returns fire, tagging Valez with body blistering combos, early in the 2nd. Diaz stays more accurate and active although eating several of Valez’s straight rights in the 4th. The scores were 99-91, 98-92, and 100-91.