SERGEY KOVALEV VS. ANDRE WARD “POUND FOR POUND” SHOWDOWN SEALED FOR NOVEMBER 19
The reigning WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev title defense against former WBA and WBC Supermiddleweight champion Andre "S.O.G" Ward sealed for November 19th. The event will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and is presented by Main Events, Roc Nation Sports, Krusher Promotions and Andre Ward Promotions.
Kovalev number 2 pound for pound and Ward is number four pound for pound in the world rated by Ring Magazine. The winner will be crown as the pound for pound King and surely it will mark as one of the best fights in boxing history.
“I think he is ready. I am ready too. The fight against Chilemba was similar to how it is going to be against Andre Ward. He is a really great champion and he proved this today. I just want to say, let’s do it November 19 on HBO.” said Kovalev.
Ward responded, “I am excited, man. I am looking forward to it. I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world. I got past this step. He got past his step. We will see you in November. I have been doing this for 22 years and if I am not ready to fight the best now then I will never be ready. I have been preparing for these moments since I been a kid. You got to respect Sergey for the way he has gotten to where he has gotten. He didn’t have any soft touches. He wasn’t protected. He wasn’t really pushed by the media. He is a guy who should get a lot more credit than he has. The winner of this fight could possibly be pound-for-pound #1.”