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Andre Ward TKO’s Sergey Kovalev in round 8 of a shocker!

by on Jun.21, 2017, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan

 

LAS VEGAS, NV, June, 17, 2017 – I couldn’t find a more apt word for what Andre Ward was able to accomplish on Saturday night over his most bitter rival Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev. Andre Ward isn’t known for stopping anyone –especially A level fighters.

When referee Tony Weeks stepped in and waived the fight over midway through the 8th round I jumped out of my seat in disbelief.  It was truly shocking to see. (continue reading…)

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Andre Ward wins controversial unanimous decision over Champion Sergey Kovalev

by on Nov.21, 2016, under Boxing News

 

Kovalev (right) and Ward engage at close range (photo courtesy of HBO Boxing).

Kovalev (right) and Ward engage at close range (photo courtesy of HBO Boxing).

 

Las Vegas, NV, November, 19, 2016 – We the people were led to believe we were going to watch a non-stop pressuring destroyer in Sergey Kovalev go up against a master defensive tactician in Andre Ward. We were wondering whether Kovalev was as good as his record indicated and if so whether it would be enough to overcome the ring intelligence and versatility of Ward. At the end of 12 nail biting rounds Sergey Kovalevs status was validated and even elevated as he arguably was the better boxer in the fight. Andre Ward who was wobbled badly by a jab from Kovalev in the first and dropped hard in the second round from a short right hook was never able to take over the fight or maintain control for long stretches like he has done with all past opponents.

After the first two rounds and the aforementioned knockdown, Andre appeared to be fighting scared, backing up while not throwing anything for fear of what was coming in return, Kovalevs jab repeatedly disrupted the early rounds attack from Ward as well stopping Ward in his tracks several times. By the 4th round Kovalev had discovered something that all past opponents had failed to, he was aware of when Ward was going to initiate a clinch, anticipated it and was able to gain the upper hand either through a headlock or by having one punching arm free. Round 5 went to Kovalev who was fighting very calmly using intelligent patient pressure but always moving forward and throwing. Ward landed his best punch of the fight in the 5th round a flashing piston of a right hand, Kovalev didn’t appear to be bothered by the punch. (continue reading…)

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At long last undefeated Light Heavyweights Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev face off in mouth watering superfight

by on Nov.18, 2016, under Boxing News

By Christopher Morgan

Photo courtesy of HBO.

Photo courtesy of HBO.

LAS VEGAS — November, 18, 2016 – It is really happening live tomorrow at T Mobile live on HBO PPV under the bright lights of Las Vegas. This is truly both a casual and a die-hard boxing fan dream fight pitting the classic slugging destroyer in Sergey Kovalev vs the intelligent ring smith in Andre Ward.

Of course each man on the surface level reads as the aforementioned boxing archetypes but each possesses nuance and style from other camps. Sergey displayed great boxing intelligence, timing and ring craft in his dismantling of Bernard Hopkins in late 2014. Sure some critics like to point out that “Hopkins was 50 years old”, but with the exception of the two men competing tomorrow night that 50 year old man would probably still dominate the light heavyweight division. As for Andre Ward, we have seen him frequently break from the safety first tactical distance fighter to rough opponents up at close quarters with a wrestling grappling style that has yet to be solved by any fighter Ward has faced.

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Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev Easily Dispatches Nadjib Mohammedi

by on Jul.27, 2015, under Boxing News

Written by Christopher Morgan from ringside

Photos by Rafael Calvo

 

Kovalev, at right, stalks Muhammedi.

Kovalev, at right, stalks Muhammedi.

LAS VEGAS, NV, July, 25, 2015 — Sergey Kovalev did what was expected of him in outclassing and annihilating mandatory challenger Nadjib Mohammedi in 3 mostly one sided rounds. The only argument among media and fans it seemed was how many rounds Nadjib would survive, with the majority response being “about 8 rounds”. Now it is your turn to find out how it all went down at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Main event is beginning as the lights dim and the light heavyweight challenger begins his ring walk. Nadjib Mohammedi of Marseille, France ( 37-3, 23 Kos) is wearing a classy Vegas themed hat and walking confidently to the ring when the lights suddenly brighten to trigger the imminent arrival of light heavyweight champion “the Krusher” Sergey Kovalev of Kopeysk, Russia (27-0-1, 24 Kos). The ring entrance music drowns everything out. It’s interesting Russian rock, uncharacteristic of what one would normally hear in a boxing ring. Kovalev is looking very serious, knocking his gloves together during Buffers customary “Let’s get ready to ruuuumbllle!” (continue reading…)

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Roy Jones Jr. and Kovalev Share a Laugh at Announcement of Kovalev vs. Pascal

by on Jan.15, 2015, under Boxing News

RJ and Kovalev hanging out for a few minutes after the New York City press conference today announcing Serge's fight with Jean Pascal.

RJ and Kovalev hanging out for a few minutes after the New York City press conference today announcing Serge’s fight with Jean Pascal.

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