Saturday night features a light heavyweight boxing matchup between Andre Ward and Alexander Brand in Oakland, California.
Ward, the former WBC, WBA, Ring Magazine and lineal super middleweight champion will take on Brand in what many consider a tune-up fight, as Ward has only fought three times in nearly four years after battling contract disputes.
The match is set to take place at the Oracle Arena and for the “stay-busy” fight, Ward will be taking home a hefty paycheck in comparison to his opponent Brand. According to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Ward will take home a fight purse of $850k while Brand will go home with $30k.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) August 6, 2016