Ward merits his mantle as No 1 pound for pound boxer in the world. Ward landed the cleanest, most impactful shots. Crowd not giving him any love here on anything he lands. I agree with most of the comments. Result Round Light heavyweight c def.
He grappled me and held me, keeping his head low. Kovalev complained about some of them—illegitimately in a couple of instances—but Ward was never penalized. Asked to predict how events will unfold on Saturday night, Shields underlined that when that happens, issues of history, weight class and gender are largely irrelevant, and the attractions that keep people tuning in to watch boxing are fundamental and simple to articulate. Braekhus can expect another tough night but will anticipate it ending with her in position to move on to one of the higher-profile challenges that await. He will need to be tactical in a way apart from Ward — he needs to be tactical with his emotions, carefully choosing the moments both physically and mentally that he wants to explode.
On March 24, 2017 Kovalev revealed via that he had signed his end of the deal. Many of the rounds were close and difficult to score. The public and the fans wanted it, and the fight has been delivered. Great right hand from the Russian. Olympians from southern California, bringing the two biggest draws at 154 pounds together for a monster pay-per-view event that was powered by a bitter grudge. Vargas on Top Rank's app.
That was a game changer. It was widely considered by the pundits of pugilism to be basically a wrestling match. The author is a Forbes contributor. The Odds: Still, the available odds from OddsShark. Kovalev didnt want to know and looked exhausted. I've been blessed to make a living discussing things I'd talk about for free. I dream big and anything is possible.
We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised. Magdziak-Lopes, in contrast, did not begin boxing until her thirties, and for all her obvious athleticism and strength, that gulf of experience showed. Seemed like Kov broke down. I don't feel like it affects me one way or another, honestly. Great body shot then another scoring shot for the incumbent champion. I write about sports and video games. Afterward, Braekhus apologized for not scoring the knockout — partly a consequence, she said, of her being over-eager to do so.
In 2002, Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas met in a clash of Mexican-American U. It was purely my willpower. I feel that I fought a good fight. Ward appeared to struggle with taking some of Kovalev's more direct shots. It was a poor end, as Weeks should have stopped Ward and taken a point, but Kovalev should have been given time to recover.
Kovalev did more holding than usual in that round. The people that were going to come out are still going to come out. The Russian's promoter Kathy Duva complained afterwards about an unsatisfactory finish and insisted that there would be an appeal to the Nevada Commission today Monday for online for the fight to be overturned and declared a no-contest. The second victory in a row for Ward settled an ugly build-up, with both great fighters claiming they would settle their differences in the ring. Kovalev is hurt around the right eye, or marked at least.
The result of the first fight was filled with controversy. You got what you asked for -- now you have to see me on June 17. Scores on social media were all over the place, but most seemed to have it 4-3 one way or the other, so you can see that this, again, was a very competitive fight. The ninth saw Ward put together his best round. Ward tried to establish the jab to the body early, using it to interrupt Kovalev's forward movement. Andre Ward p4p number 1. Kovalev 2 fight time, watch live Start time: 9 p.
The two pound-for-pound fighters will go head to head once again in just a couple weeks. The opinions expressed are those of the writer. The Ring magazine ranks these two as the best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet. With the encouragement of her trainer-husband, Magdziak-Lopes sought to rally in the final couple rounds, but even as she did so, Braekhus simply moved up through the gears once more. Be careful says referee Tony Weeks. Tale of the tape Boxer Nickname S. Kovalev was aggrieved at losing the pair's first meeting last November having knocked Ward down in round two, and again he was frustrated at the stoppage.