Andre Ward Speaks – Some observers feel it was by the skin of his teeth, but Andre Ward kept his near two decade long winning streak intact last night when he defeated Sergey Kovalev for the WBA, WBO and IBF world light heavyweight titles. The win moves Ward to 31-0 as a professional and it puts Ward firmly in the pound-for-pound conversation. As for Kovalev, the “Krusher” experiences the first loss of his pro career as he goes to 30-1-1 overall.
The match was the feature attraction of HBO’s pay-per-view and the fight had been more than a year in the making.
Andre Ward Speaks
Both men appeared at the post-fight press conference, and in this TBC segment, we capture the words of Andre Ward, the new WBA, WBO and IBF world champion at 175 pounds. Ward was joined at the press conference by his coach Virgil Hunter, whose motivational work in the corner should be lauded, and he cradled one of his three sons as he talked into the microphone. Check out what the new champion had to say in the fight’s immediate aftermath.
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