On Saturday, March 28, California’s Oracle Arena will host a Light Heavyweight contest featuring Andre Ward and Sullivan Barrera.
Despite being opponents, they both share the same goal: to eventually face Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs), the universally recognized Light Heavyweight world champion.
The fight will signify Ward’s full debut at Light Heavyweight, after leaving the Super Middleweight division he ruled for several years. The man standing opposite him is an adequate opponent for his Light Heavyweight debut, the undefeated, IBF mandatory challenger, Sullivan Barrera.
With Andre Ward vanquishing the preeminent Super Middleweights at the time, moving to Light Heavyweight was a rational choice.
A chance to become a two-division world champion would undoubtedly add shine to an already-impressive boxing career.
However, Ward has to deal with Barrera first, and undoubtedly Barrera will be coming with ambition himself.