Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev: No More Excuses


Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev: No More Excuses

By Xavier Porter,

April 4, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – “I’m going to keep it short & sweet, you got what you asked for, now you have to see me JUNE 17. This time leave the excuses at home.” – Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs – WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion)

The rematch for the championship fight between Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev was announced today and is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The first encounter had many fight fans and media spilt down the middle as to who won the tough, contested matchup. In the end it was Ward who was awarded the victory, pulling out a unanimous decision with scores of 114-113.

Now the stage has been set for the highly anticipated rematch and this time it’s the same theme: winner takes all. The fight was so good that the second fight can very well play out to give us a third fight, which is loved by all in the sport of boxing. The questions to ask is: what will Kovalev do differently that he wasn’t able to do the first time around?

“I’m glad to know that rematch will happen. I really hope that Andre Ward will get into the ring for this rematch. Fans of boxing will see the real Krusher–the one they have missed for couple of my last fights. For me this rematch is very important as no other bout in my entire boxing career. Thanks a lot to all of boxing fans,” – Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs).

In all honesty Kovalev knocked down one of the best, skilled, and talented boxers on the planet. Ward is so good that he was able to shake off a knock down from “The Krusher”, maintain his poise, and dominate the remainder of the fight. Will Kovalev commit and go for the knockout this time? Will Ward put on a spectacular display of tough, hard-nose, inside fighting as he did in their previous matchup?

There so many variable to take into account with this rematch. One thing remains the same: these two men are the men to beat in their division. They are at the top. Number one facing number two and with all the time that has passed there’s no more room for talking. It’s all about finishing and completing what you’ve started.

Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses,” a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight championships, is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions and Corona Extra, and is sponsored by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The championship event takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

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