Nov 19 2016
Saturday

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
30-0-0 
UD 12

Score cards

  • 114-113
  • 114-113
  • 114-113
UD 12
30-0-1

Your Scorecard

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship
IBF World Light heavyweight Championship
WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

38
Age
39
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.9" / 180 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDTKOUDTKO
Form
UDRTDKOTKOUD
30
Wins
30
15
By KO
26
50
KO%
87
0
Loses
0
Draws
1
2004
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
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2
WBA
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WBC
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1
WBO
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1
IBF
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Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev report

Who won Ward vs Kovalev?

Andre Ward beat Sergey Kovalev by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 19th November 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The scorecards were announced as 114-113, 114-113, 114-113 in favor of winner Andre Ward.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the unified light heavyweight championship of the world, with the WBA, IBF & WBO belts on the line.

Ward vs Kovalev stats

Andre Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 30 wins, zero loses and 0  draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Sergey Kovalev made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 30 wins and 1 draw, with 26 of those by knock out.

The stats suggested Kovalev had a massive power advantage over Ward, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Ward's 50%.

Andre Ward was the younger man by 1 year, at 38 years old.

Kovalev had 1-inch reach advantage.

Both Andre Ward & Sergey Kovalev fought out of an orthodox stance.

Ward was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2004, 4 years and 7 months earlier than Kovalev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 44 more professional rounds, 238 to Kovalev's 194.

Andre Ward went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 1 by the IBF at light heavyweight.

Ward vs Kovalev form

Ward remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Alexander Brand on 6th August 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Sullivan Barrera on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Going into that contest, he had beat Paul Smith on 20th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Before that, he had won against Edwin Rodriguez on 16th November 2013 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario.

He had beat Chad Dawson on 8th September 2012 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Super Middleweight and WBA Super World Super Middleweight championship fight at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

Kovalev had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Isaac Chilemba on 11th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Previous to that, he had defeated Jean Pascal on 30th January 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Light heavyweight, WBA Super World Light Heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

Going into that contest, he had won against Nadjib Mohammedi on 25th July 2015 by knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had defeated Jean Pascal on 14th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.

He had beat Bernard Hopkins on 8th November 2014 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, United States.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sergey Kovalev had been fighting more than Andre Ward.

Going to this contest, Andre Ward had last fought 6 years, 4 months and 3 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing had been 6 years, 4 months and 28 days ago.

Ward's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 1 month and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 13 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

Who broadcast Ward vs Kovalev?

Ward vs Kovalev was broadcast on HBO PPV in the US, while the fight was broadcast in the United Kingdom by Sky Sports 1.

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Result

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Fight Finished Early

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