Alexander Brand of Colombia won the WBF International Super Middleweight title after scoring a 12 round unanimous decision win over South African William Gare on Friday night at the Coliseo Bernardo Caraballo in Cartagena, Colombia.
Brand improved his already impressive record to 19-1 (15), while the game Gare fell to 27-16 (5). The fight was promoted by Hamir Gonzales, and supervised by WBF President Howard Goldberg.
With a capacity crowd cheering on their hero, Brand continually found the mark with his sneaky and powerful right hand to which Gare had no answer. The bout was fought at a high pace, but every round had Brand in control while Gare was always one step behind.
After 12 rounds of boxing, judges Jorge Hernandez, Rafael Torres and Reymundo Alcazar scored the fight 120-109, 120-109 and 120-110 for Brand. Referee was Uriel Aguilera.
Brand’s team is now eyeing a possible meeting with WBF Super Middleweight champion Marco Antonio Rubio in the new year. Mexican Rubio won the title in September by beating former World Champion Carlos Baldomir from Argentina, and a clash with Brand could be an interesting possibility.