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 Last update:  1/5/2014       Read more by Luke Furman         
   
Kovalev Open To Facing Andre Ward, But Only at 175
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By Luke Furman

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (23-0-1, 21KOs) is more than happy to sign a contract to fight Andre Ward (27-0, 14KOs), the WBA champion at super middleweight.

Ward's options at 168 are standing to shrink down and some feel there is very little left for him to accomplish at the weight. While some expect Ward to move up in weight in the next twelve months, others believe he is holding firm at 168 for a potential future with Gennady Golovkin.

Kovalev would like to have the fight, but unlike Chad Dawson, the Russian puncher will not entertain the idea of moving down to super middleweight or meeting at a catch-weight.

"At the moment nobody is trying to make this fight, but if Ward wants to fight with me, the only place that it's going to happen is at 175," Kovalev said.

Kovalev made big splash last year in the sport, which he credits to fighting exclusively in America.

"Fighting only in Russia, there is no way that you can become a world-class boxer. You will remain only on the Russian level. To become a world-class fighter, you need to box all over the world, or at least in America, because there are going to be many world class fighters [in the country], and the television networks have regular broadcasts of boxing events in the United States," Koavlev said.

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

Tags: Andre Ward , Sergey Kovalev


 

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comment by HeroBando, on 01-06-2014
[QUOTE=sergey.smith]So tired of Kov and his so called team saying he wants to fight Ward and Stevensen to keep getting themselves press when they have been trying to get HBO to buy C and B level fighters for his next fight. Mark my words, Kov is fighting a bum his next fight. He isn't asking or...

comment by sergey.smith, on 01-06-2014
So tired of Kov and his so called team saying he wants to fight Ward and Stevensen to keep getting themselves press when they have been trying to get HBO to buy C and B level fighters for his next fight. Mark my words, Kov is fighting a bum his next fight. He isn't asking or trying to force a f...

comment by Tyler_Durden, on 01-06-2014
[QUOTE=Tobi.G]No i dont think so., We dont have a linear champion until Stevenson and Kovalev fight each other! Shumenov is not on their level and B-Hop is to old for these guys. Stevenson and Kovalev have to fight each other, then we will know whos the best 175 pounder.[/QUOTE] Well said bro!

comment by SnakeVen0m, on 01-06-2014
Good for KOv for not being stupid and saying something like "i'll go down to 168 to fight him" like someone else we know did :lol1: :lol1:

comment by iniduoh, on 01-06-2014
Kovalev should be focusing on cleaning out the 175lb divison which Stevenson owns right now. A fight with ward doesn't make good logical and business sense at this point. Ward hasn't given any indication that he's ready to move up. So, at this point, any serious discourse about this fight is a wa...

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