Watch Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev Live Online

Watch Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev Live Online

Watch Andre Ward Vs. Sergey Kovalev Live Online

His friend, Kevin Durant, and most of the Warriors will be ringside at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, two days after the team's championship parade in Oakland. Kovalev started to tire in the middle rounds and by round eight Kovalev was absorbing body shots and Ward recognized his opponent was hurt. But as much as I would like to change what happened I know that I can't.

Due to heavy late action on him Ward closed as a -180 betting favorite on the boxing odds for the first fight - it was a near pick'em for a while - and has been as low as -170 for the rematch.

The eighth-round knockout cemented Ward as one of boxing's pound-for-pound best and defended his WBO, IBF and WBA belts.

An eighth-round win via a controversial technical knockout took Ward to 32 wins from 32 in his career and the 33-year-old then set his sights on climbing the weight classes. Obviously, Kovalev had entered the first fight between the two without a loss on his record.

The light heavyweight champ told Complex on June 12, "The only thing I've noticed about him [Kovalev] that's different since the fight ended is just the lack of mental toughness that this guy has".

Coverage of the fight in the United Kingdom will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 as part of their "Fight Night International: Ward v Kovalev" programme. "You don't want to stop the bar at eight when you can get to 10". I believe that I won the fight.

Dmitry Bivol barely broke a sweat in his match-up with Cedric Agnew, who was not able to get off many meaningful punches while Bivol poured on the punishment. You hear it all the time - boxing's most important punch.

"He's a great fighter", Ward said.

"And you - get prepared", said Kovalev, pointing his finger at the California native before thanking those in attendance and walking off.

“Ive been through adversity in and out of the ring, ” Ward said.

"I can not explain", Kovalev said. "They put on for me and show me a lot of love and respect, and I do the same". Dave Moretti and Glenn Feldman had Ward winning by a point. "I don't get a vote".

Ward, on the other hand, should look to silence the critics in the rematch. But this is the first time I've had consistent fights over an extended period of time. Ward stated he might go to cruiserweight and didn't rule out heavyweight. I'm just going to leave it at that.

As CBS Sports noted, it is expected to be a very close bout again but Ward can again seize the advantage if he dictates the style of the fight. Kovalev, a former champion, will receive a percentage of the pay-per-view TV revenue, likely far less than what Ward received. Dan Rafael of ESPN.com wrote "most at ringside-and those vocal about the fight on social media-thought that Kovalev had won a close, but clear decision".

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