Saturday, June 17, 2017

Mandalay Bay Events Center / Las Vegas, NV

Andre Ward

(31-0-0, 15 KOs) VS.

Sergey Kovalev

(30-1-1, 26 KOs)

HBO Broadcast: am ET | International Time: 01:00 GMT
Available HD

The highly anticipated rematch between the unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Andre "SOG" Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former title holder Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.

Known for his strong character and integrity outside the ring and his warrior's instinct inside it, 33-year-old Andre Ward's skill and talent were apparent early in his outstanding amateur career. He racked up every title in the books, culminating in a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev, the Russian Wrecking Ball, 34, has been dominating boxing's light heavyweight division with his aggressive, fan-friendly style since his breakout performance against then-unbeaten Nathan Cleverly in 2013 when he won the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title.

In their last meeting, the fighters went the distance lasting all 12 rounds. The bout ended in a highly-contested unanimous 114-113 decision against Kovalev even though he managed to knock down Ward in the second and many thought the cards should have gone in his favor.

"I'm going to keep it short and sweet. You got what you asked for - now you have to see me on June 17. This time...leave the excuses at home," said Ward.

"I'm glad to know that rematch will happen. For me this rematch is very important as no other bout in my entire boxing career," said Kovalev.


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