Andre Ward has become new light-heavyweight champion after beating Sergey Kovalev in one of the most closely fought bout in recent history where although result shows a unanimous win but all three judges scored the fight at [114-113], [114-113] and [114-113].
When Andre Ward takes on Sergey Kovalev for the unification light-Heavyweight bout this Saturday, 19th November 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, we will have our undisputed pound for pound champion after the fight. There is hardly any fight out there which generated this much interested since Mayweather-Pacquiao and HBO will be producing PPV on Saturday night. There are several undercard fights (none to be excited about) but its the main-event which has boxing fans waiting eagerly. If you missed the live action, you can always watch fight highlights right here on this page.
Short Preview: Andre Ward made his name several years ago in that Super Six tournament where he defeated the likes of Mikkel Kessler, Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham but since than his career has been stalled due to off the ring promotional disputes. He moved to light-heavyweight earlier in the year and produce couple of quality performances but this without a shadow of a doubt his biggest test yet in his otherwise undefeated career. What is more interesting is both fighters coming into this bout with similar records, Sergey Kovalev himself is undefeated and widely considered as the best light-heavyweight out there.
There are three undercard fights including, Oleksandr Gvozdyk taking on Isaac Chilemba in light-heavyweight elimination bout while Curtis Stevens fight James de la Rosa in middleweight category followed by Maurice Hooker taking on Darleys Perez for super light-weight. So the night is all set for boxing fans and it is a great way to end the 2016 with probably the biggest and potentially most competitive bout of the year.
Andre Ward is challenging, Sergey Kovalev for all his three light-heavyweight belts including (WBA, IBF and WBO). Ward already has WBA Super middleweight title which is not at stake. The fight coverage is suppose to begin at around 09:00 pm ET with HBO broadcasting the fight live in the USA via PPV priced at around $59.95 while UK viewers can watch the fight live on SkySports.
However if you don’t have access to live coverage you can always follow live updates and results on this page followed by short fight highlights incase there is a knockout.