UBO Flashback: When Rance Ward Shocked Local Hero In Atlanta

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Former Universal Boxing Organization™ (UBO) International Middleweight champion Rance “Pressure” Ward is one of those boxers who are much, much better than the numbers suggest.


When he entered his fight with 9-1-1 (7) home-town favourite Sixto Suazo for the vacant UBO title on December 19, 2021 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia, his record stood at 5-3-1 (1).

He was considered a significant underdog to those who didn't know his capabilities, and he showed that numbers can in fact be deceiving when he came out on top by close but unanimous decision.

Ward hurt and floored Suazo in the first round, but was not able to finish the job and as the rounds went on it became a very competitive and entertaining fight, and both men showing grit and determination.


After becoming UBO champion Ward lost a debatable majority decision to Decarlo Perez (18-6-1), before rebounding with a win over tough journeyman Rick Graham (9-26-4).

In October of 2022 he was out-pointed by Angel Beltran Villa (14-1), but then came back with a great win over undefeated prospect Husam Al Mashhadi (6-0) last July.

Now 8-5-1 (2), the 30-year-old from Houma, Louisiana has not boxed since beating Mashhadi. The fact that his win-loss-draw statistics doesn't match his talent, making him high risk/low reward, might have something to do with it.







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