FIGHT CARD

Saturday, November 19, 2016

T-Mobile Arena / Las Vegas, NV

Sergey Kovalev

(30-0-1, 26 KOs) VS.

Andre Ward

(30-0-0, 15 KOs)


Available HD

The Saturday, Nov. 19 showdown between No. 2 Pound-for-Pound and WBO, WBA and IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and No. 4 Pound for-Pound and Two-Time World Champion Andre "S.O.G." Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) will crown the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The mega-fight will be only the third bout in the history of "The Ring Magazine" pound-for-pound list to pit two undefeated Top 5 ranked pound-for-pound fighters against each other.

Kovalev, 33, has been dominating boxing's light heavyweight division with his aggressive, fan-friendly style since his breakout performance against Nathan Cleverly in 2013. His rise to stardom was meteoric, as he has gone from an unknown fighter from Chelyabinsk, Russia to headlining HBO Pay-Per-View in just four years. Out of Kovalev's 30 career victories, 26 have been knockouts. Kovalev has always sought to test himself against the best, and prove in the ring that he deserves the mantle.

Ward, 32, the last American man to win an Olympic Gold Medal in boxing (2004), reigned as the WBA Super Middleweight World Champion from 2009 to 2015 while fighting mostly out of his hometown, Oakland, CA. He announced his intention to move up to the light heavyweight division in search of a bigger challenge in 2015. Ward is seeking to assume his place and leave a legacy at the top of the sport.

Kovalev said, "I am very excited to finally get my chance to face Andre Ward... I want to face the best competition. I want to be the best Pound-for-Pound fighter in the world.?

Ward responded, "I am excited, man. I am looking forward to it. I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world... 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?"

UNDERCARD WEIGHT RDS

Isaac Chilemba Blantyre, MW (24-4-2, 10 KOs)

VS.

Oleksandr Gvozdyk

Kharkov, Ukraine, UA (11-0-0, 9 KOs)

LHW

10

Maurice Hooker , (21-0-2, 16 KOs)

VS.

Darleys Perez

, (28-0-0, 19 KOs)

JWW

10