BRAND-GARE ANNOUNCED FOR COLOMBIA
Press Release: In Cartagena, Colombia on September 28th, local super middleweight Alexander Brand (18-1, 15 KOs) faces the toughest opponent of his career, William Gare of South Africa. Gare has a moderate but extremely deceiving record of 26-15. Many of Gare's losses were on the road and controversial, and others occurred when he was struggling to make weight at junior middleweight.
Since moving to super middleweight, Gare won the South Africa title, but then lost on points in a close fight vs. Tommy Oosthuizen. He was scheduled to clash with another former world champion, Englandís Robin Reid, but that bout was cancelled.
So how good is Gare? In his last five fights he has beaten former WBA middleweight titlist Maselino Masoe, Les Sherrington, Rigoberto Alvarez, countryman Roland Francis, who will also be fighting on this Colombian bill, and the disputed points loss against Oosthuizen.
Brand himself can also fight, and is considered almost a cult hero in Colombia, and the winner of this fight is penciled in to fight for the WBF title towards the end of the year.