Opinion | Nov 21 2016

Five things we learned from the weekend ft. Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev and Marco Huck

Five things we picked up from the weekend including Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev
Sergey Kovalev
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Andre Ward is as tough as old boots

In getting off the floor in the second to outpoint light-heavyweight supremo Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas, Andre Ward showed another layer to his already phenomenal arsenal – his resilience. Kovalev, who lost his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles to Ward, is a monstrous puncher and clinical finisher. Usually, when he has someone hurt, they don’t hear the final bell. Ward, however, got up from the heavy second round knockdown he suffered and weathered the storm. Yes, Kovalev seemed to boss the first half of the fight but Ward displayed a rare sort of courage and skill to take control of the last six rounds. Not only that, he did it against one of the best fighters on the planet. However, it was not as clear cut as that…

We need a Kovalev-Ward rematch

 

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