Andre Ward vs Sullivan Barrera Press Conference, Lake Merritt

wardbarrera On a fairly clear and typical early Spring day, fighters, family, media, and fans gathered for a press conference this afternoon on the shores of Lake Merritt in Oakland, California. Promoters, trainsers and managers were here for both Andre Ward and Sullivan Barrera as well as for Joseph Diaz Jr. and Jayson Velez. Talk was clean between each of the fighters squareing off against their opponents (as is not always the case at these press conferences).

In anticipation of the big fight at Oracle Arena this Saturday March 26th, 2016 – here are a few photos and a video promoting the fight.

Ward vs. Barrera, a 12-round IBF number one position and mandatory position eliminator which is presented by Roc Nation Sports in association with Main Events, takes place Saturday, March 26, 2016 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The event is sponsored by Corona Extra, Ticketmaster, Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms), Glad, Lyft, Zappos, BodyArmor, SAN Nutrition, Shoe Palace, The Waterfront Hotel and Visit Oakland. The event will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 9:45 p.m. ET/PT. Opening the HBO telecast will be Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Jayson Velez in a 10-round fight for the NABF Featherweight title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Miguel Cotto Promotions.

Tickets priced at $300, $150, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable service charges and taxes are available at all Ticketmaster locations, online at and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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