Ward vs. Miranda

Andre (19-0) has defeated Edison Miranda (32-4) after 12 rounds with two of the judges voting 119-109 and the other judge giving a 116-112 in Andre’s favor. This was a hard fought fight for both men with Edison proving a formidable opponent.

In only the first round Andre took a head butt over his left eye that left blood dripping down for much of the first round until his “cut man” stopped the flow in time for the start of the second round. At one point Andre fell to the mat, not because of Miranda.

The crowd was heavily pro Andre and chants of SOG and Andre filled the Oracle arena at times. Ending the 12th round, Andre raised his fist in anticipation of the victory. With this fight Andre has now boxed 100+ rounds as a professional.

Several Oakland notable athletes were in attendance and happily filled the ring before the fight including former Oakland Athletic Ricky Henderson (dressed to the nines), Monta Ellis of the Warriors and JaMarcus Russell of the Raiders.

Read SF Gate’s article about the fight here.

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