Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev: Catch all the action live on HBO PPV this Saturday from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV at 9:00 pm EST / 6 pm PST.
Ever since the fateful loss last November, Kovalev has gone on the rampage. He was so distraught with the loss that he blamed everything from the judges all being American to cardio overtraining before his last fight.
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His tasteless pre-fight hype fell on deaf ears and sparked an outrage at his cavalier attitude towards racial insensitivity. In short, Kovalev played himself in his off-season between fights. Now, with his pride and record yet again on the line, this fight will determine if he truly was robbed.
When: Saturday, June 17 at 9 p.m. ET
Where: Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas
TV: HBO pay-per-view
Ward, has kept cool during this whole process and although not known as a heavy hype marketer, he is showing and proving one fight at a time. When he decided to move up in weight, the entire goal was to dethrone Kovalev after demolishing the super middleweight division.
Although the fight started off rocky, he accomplished that goal, winning by unanimous decision even after being knocked down in the second round. Ward has remained unbeaten and seemingly dominant until he met Kovalev.
Jumping up a weight class, the deck seemed stacked against Ward, but he proved that the skills which made him an Olympic gold medalist were enough to become a multi-weight class champion.
Although the first outing did a paltry 160,000 pay per view buys, either due to illegal streams or lack of popular culture interest, the fight will change the trajectory of each fighter’s life dramatically.