There was absolutely nothing between the two as Andre Ward got a very close unanimous decision decision victory over Kovalev to become new WBA, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight champion of the world. All three judgest scored the fight at 114-113 this how close it came.
Sergey Kovalev will feel he is hard done by home referee as all three judges record a 114-113 on the scoresheet to make Ward new light-heavyweight champion.
One of the most anticipated boxing fight of this year takes place this weekend Saturday, 19th November 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. Andre Ward finally share the ring with a solid competitor where both fighters go into the fight night undefeated in their careers and HBO are counting on this fight so much that they even ditched Pacquiao’s most recent bout against Vargas.
US viewers can order the PPV through HBO.com/boxing or through their local cable providers priced at $59.95 while UK viewers can get the live action on regular SkySports channels in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Kovalev vs Ward TV Coverage Details: The HBO PPV card coverage begins at around 09:00 pm ET with several quality undercard fights while the main-event between Kovalev and Ward won’t take place anytime before midnight eastern time. If you are in the UK you can tune in to SkySports 2 who will be broadcasting the entire fight card to all their subscribers free of cost where coverage will start at 01:00 am uk time. The undercard fights include Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs Isaac Chilemba, Curtis Stevens vs James de la Rosa and Maurice Hooker vs Darleys Perez.
|Preliminary fights||08:00 pm ET|
|HBO PPV coverage begins||09:00 pm ET / 01:00 am uk time|
|Undercard Fights||There will be three undercard fights none of which are top notch but that was expected as two very low profile promotion companies put together.|
|Main-Event Starts||The big main-event fight between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward won’t start anytime before midnight eastern time.|
|TV Channels||HBO PPV (USA), SkySports (UK), Main-Event (Australia), RTL (Russia), beIN Sports (France and Middle-east)|
Looking at the fight card the only fight worth PPV status is of course the main-event between two of the finest light-heavyweight boxers in recent era. Good thing is the fight will be broadcasted around the world on some of the biggest sports channels but in case you miss out the live action due to channels not broadcasting in your part of the world, you can always tune in here as we will be placing live links just before the start of big event.
Andre Ward comes into the fight with superb undefeated record of 30-0 but his recent fights have been against opponents totally out of his league. He is riding on the reputations from that incredible couple of years during Super Six tournament where he defeated the likes of Card Froch, Arthur Abraham and Chad Dawson to become undisputed king of this division.
Kovalev on the other hand is no pushover and he will go into the fight as A side and a incredible undefeated 30 wins, 1 draw and 0 loss.