Andre Ward added to Cotto-Canelo undercard

30/10/2015 10:37

Super middleweight world champion Andre Ward (28-0, 15 KOs) will face Alexander Brand (24-1, 19 KOs), of Columbia, in a scheduled 10-round bout on November 21 on the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez undercard at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The American will move up in weight to light heavyweight after dominating the 168-pound division.

He beat one top super middleweight after the other through the 2009 to 2011 Super Six World Boxing Classic and won the WBA and WBC titles.

Brand's only defeat was an eight-round split decision to current WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack in May 2012.

He has now won seven fights in a row.

Ward easily halted Britain's Paul Smith in the ninth round in June in his last outing, after a long period of inactivity mainly due to a shoulder injury and a contract dispute with late promoter Dan Goossen, who died in September 2014.

Ward reached a settlement with Goossen's family and signed with Roc Nation Sports.