Jun 17 2017
Saturday

Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest
@ Light Heavyweight
31-0-0 
TKO 8

Score cards

  • 67-66
  • 67-66
  • 65-68
TKO 8
30-1-1

Belts on The Line

WBA Super World Light Heavyweight Championship
IBF World Light heavyweight Championship
Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship
Vacant The Ring Light Heavyweight Championship

The tape

36
Age
37
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.9"
Reach
72.4"
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDUDUDTKOUD
Form
UDUDRTDKOTKO
31
Wins
30
15
By KO
26
48
KO%
87
0
Loses
1
Draws
1
2004
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
2
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
1
-
IBF
3

Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev report

Who won Ward vs Kovalev II?

Andre Ward beat Sergey Kovalev by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 17th June 2017 at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

The fight took place over 8 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

Ward vs Kovalev II stats

Andre Ward stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 31 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 a record of 30 wins, 1 loss and 1 draw, with 26 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kovalev had a massive power advantage over Ward, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Ward's 48%.

Andre Ward was the younger man by 1 year, at 36 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 54 more professional rounds, 238 to Kovalev's 184.

Sergey Kovalev was ranked number 2 by the WBA, 1 by the WBO and 3 by the IBF in the 175lb division.

Ward vs Kovalev II form

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

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat 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 beat Sullivan Barrera on 26th March 2016 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Oracle Arena, Oakland.

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

Before that, he had beat 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 defeated 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 before this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 defeated 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 beat 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 won against 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 4 years, 5 months and 20 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing had been 4 years, 6 months and 15 days ago.

Ward's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 23 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 1 year, 8 months and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.

What time did Ward vs Kovalev II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 am BST in the UK.

Who broadcast Ward vs Kovalev II?

Ward vs Kovalev II 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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