March 26: Ward v. Barrera on HBO

Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) returns to the ring on Saturday, March 26th, when he takes on undefeated, #1-rated IBF light heavyweight contender Sullivan Barrera (17-0, 12 KOs) in a 12-round bout presented by Roc Nation Sports in association with Main Events at Oracle Arena in Ward’s hometown of Oakland, California. Both fighters have their sights set on an eventual showdown with Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey Kovalev, but only one will move on to face him.

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“I don’t really have much to say other than this. On March 26, it will be very simple. I’ll be in a new weight class against a tough opponent but I’m coming with the same approach,” said Ward. “I’ll be in great shape and ready for battle. Sullivan Barrera has had a lot to say lately and I love it. He’s going to have an opportunity to back up every word that he has spoken. These are the type of challenges I like and on March 26, it’s go time.”