Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA, June 20
By Peter Lim
This amounts to little more than a tune-up for Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) to sand off the ring
rust from his 19-month layoff. Unless Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) has a trick up his
sleeve that we've never seen before, Ward cruises to a comfortable
decision in what looks more like a glorified sparring session than a
prizefight worthy of a national live broadcast.
There was hardly any ring rust at all. Good comeback fight for Ward.