Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino, Lemoore
Andre Ward took down his opponent Dhafir Smith at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore in the Central Valley (Kings County) to run his undefeated record to 12-0. This was a 6th round KO and was the 7th professional knockout for Andre in his short career so far. The fight had been scheduled for 8 rounds. A large packed crowd of more than 2000 people watched the fight. Ward’s opponent Smith hung tough for the first few rounds before Ward finally started to wear him down.
HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Andre Ward made quick work of his fight tonight by stopping Julio Jean with a TKO with 2:04 left in the 3rd round. Andre was head butted by Julio and sustained his first cut in his 11 and 0 career. Ward felt strong and his poise in the ring clearly showed over his opponent. Ward weighed in at 166 & 1/4 for this fight. The crowd at the Tank came to Fight Night to see and support Andre. Out of all the cards on tab for tonight, Andre Ward received by far the most support from the crowd.