Countdown To Kovalev vs Ward – HBO Boxing’s next big offering is less than ten days away, as Saturday November 19th sees Sergey Kovalev taking on Andre Ward with three major world titles at 175 pounds on the line (WBA, WBO, IBF).
The fight pits the #1 and #2 ranked light heavyweights in the world according to the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and the fight can be said to have been more than a year in the making. Ward first signed a three fight deal with HBO in October of last year and this is the final fight of that contract, while Kovalev too has stayed active, going 2-0 in 2016 as both men knew a loss in the “tune-up” bouts could put the big fight in jeopardy.
Well both Kovalev and Ward got the job done in their earlier fights and since this fight has been next on the calendar an air of gravitas has set in. At the end of the day, Ward’s finest moments in boxing were more than five years ago So he must prove that time has not eroded his otherwordly skills, while Kovalev has never faced a fighter like Ward, who is still in his prime as an athlete. This is the toughest fight in the careers of both men.
This is the first time as a pay-per-view headliner for both men and HBO has devoted a considerable amount of resources to this match, even clearing their calendar of other potential fights in November. Some are calling it the last big fight of 2016.
Countdown To Kovalev vs Ward
Check out HBO’s recent clip to hype the fight.
“HBO Boxing Insider Kieran Mulvaney sets the stage as two warriors collide for the light heavyweight championship. Kovalev vs. Ward happens Saturday, November 19 live on pay-per-view beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.”
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