Andre Ward defeated 39-year-old Alexander Brand by a 12 round unanimous decision. The final judges scores were 120-108, 120-108, and 120-108. Hot undefeated featherweight prospect Daniel “Twitch” Franco improved to 14-0-3, 8 KO’s, with a dominating performance over Marcello Gallardo, (7-4-2, 3KO’s) tonight at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Dropping Gallardo in the opening moments of the first round with a blistering right hand, the 24-year-old Rancho Cucamonga, California native followed up over the next four rounds with a full arsenal of power shots to the head and body.
Sending Gallardo hard to the canvas again in the fifth round, Franco earned the stoppage at the 2:16 mark of the stanza.
“I felt great right from the start, everything we worked on in training camp came together tonight,” said Franco. “I’ll take a short time off and it will be back in the gym to get ready for my next fight.”
The scheduled eight round featherweight clash was presented by ROC Nation Sports and was the chief support to the light heavyweight battle between Two-Time World Champion Andre Ward and world ranked contender Alexander Brand.
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