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Photos: Andre Ward, Alexander Brand Face To Face at Weighin

OAKLAND, CA  – Roc Nation Sports hosted the official weighin for Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) and power-punching Colombian Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) in Oakland, California in advance of their August 6 fight at Oracle Arena in Oakland. Ward and Brand will meet in 12-round WBO Intercontinental title fight televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing® beginning at 10:35 p.m. ET/PT.

 Ward weighed in at 175-pounds, while Brand was 173.2-pounds.

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ANDRE WARD, Two-Time World Champion and top-rated pound-for-pound fighter:

“The Bay Area is a beautiful place. I’m blessed to be here in my city and to represent you all. I’ve gotten a lot of heat in the press about fighting here but I won’t apologize. I dreamed about fighting here and being a headliner. We’re going to continue to headline. I’m thankful for all the sponsors that were named, HBO and everybody who supported on a small and big level.

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“I’m excited about the future. I want to be the lightweight champion of the world, a two division champion. Everyone knows that, but it’s impossible for me to overlook this man (Brand). I’m not built like that. I wasn’t raised like that. I wasn’t groomed like that. As a young fighter, I don’t operate like that. This man is coming, this is his super bowl. Because this is his super bowl, it has to be my super bowl. My ribs are showing, I’m hungry. I’ll see you all Saturday night.”

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ALEXANDER BRAND, Former WBC Latino Super Middleweight Champion:

“I want to thank you all for being here today. It’s a pleasure for me to be in this wonderful city. All I want to do is give a good show and make sure that I give that to my fans here in Oakland. I want to have a good fight and work hard. It’s really a true honor to be in the ring with a champion like Andre Ward.”

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Jubei on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=Paulie Walnuts;16926937]Hilarious that the Lil Gina's come in here saying how sh[I]i[/I]t the fight is expecting Ward fans to defend it, which is what they do for Lil G fights. Of course Ward fans aren't cum guzzlers and can admit…

Comment by MDPopescu on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=daggum;16926954]canelo vs brand at 168.75 for brand's belt after brand beats ward.[/QUOTE] Look [B]daggum[/B]: I'd rather watch Canelo-Ward at 168.75... for all Kovalev's belts... :) (I'm rooting for the ginger...)

Comment by daggum on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;16926945]... and he came at 168.75 on the scales... :)[/QUOTE] canelo vs brand at 168.75 for brand's belt after brand beats ward.

Comment by Beercules on 08-06-2016

Brand is going to KO Ward:ghost:

Comment by MDPopescu on 08-06-2016

[QUOTE=All in;16926413]One career fight at 175 and a SD win in it will get a top 10 ranking. Solid system[/QUOTE] ... and he came at 168.75 on the scales... :)

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