Sunday, November 20, 2016

Andre Ward defeats Sergey Kovalev to become light heavyweight champion

By George L. Cook III AfricanAmericanReports.Com

Andre Ward showed the true heart of a champion by getting up off the canvas after a second round knockdown and going the full 12 rounds to defeat fellow champion Sergey Kovalev.

In what is sure to be a fight of the year candidate, Ward outscored 114-113 on all three judges cards in a unanimous decision to become the new light heavyweight champ. He now holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts. His professional boxing record is now 31-0 and he is now considered the best pound for pound boxer in the sport.

Ward joins champions such as Thomas Hearns, Roy Jones Jr. and Sugar Ray Leonard to win titles at both super middleweight and light heavyweight.

Ward has already stated that he is open to giving Kovalev a rematch. This being boxing we will see if that ever happens but congratulations to the undisputed champ, Andre Ward.


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