Honestly I do not give White the slightest bit of chance in this one. Nothing against him and I wish him well but I can't see him lasting longer then 3 rounds.
Winner becomes IBF mandatory so he has a lot to fight for.
Kovlaev is the toughest possible fight out there for Ward, period. IMO. Even more so then Golovkin. Ward beats anyone at 168 and 175 beside Kovalev...... And that's a bold. Bold statement. Ward is the absolute man at 168
Kovlaev is just that damn good. Book it.