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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 same age as Sergey Kovalev, at 39 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's last 4 fights had come over a period of 11 years, 3 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 9 months and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 43 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.8 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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