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Video: Kathy Duva on Ward vs. Kovalev Judges, Rivalry, More

LOS ANGELES, CA  – On Wednesday at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, CA, Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) formally addressed the media regarding their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” go on sale to the public on Friday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets priced at $1,255, $755, $505, $355, $255 and $105 not including applicable service charges will be available on axs.com and at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office.

Tony Walker – Vice President, HBO Pay-Per-View

“Thank all of you for coming out today to talk some big-time boxing. On behalf of our Executive Vice President Peter Nelson and the rest of the HBO Sports staff, it’s really a pleasure to be here talking boxing with folks in LA who are some of the greatest boxing fans in the world. I’ve got to thank Michael, Kathy, Andre, Sergey and all their staffs for putting together this show. It may have been inevitable, but it’s not easy putting together a big-time boxing match nowadays as so many just don’t get made.

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Ward vs. Kovalev 2: “The Rematch,” a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight World Championships, is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions and Corona Extra, and is sponsored by Monster Products and Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The championship event takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sugar ray lenrd on 04-13-2017

HOLY....! Here we go again...great fight enjoyed the first one & was on the edge & I know the 2nd one will be as well. May the best man win. I wish them both well & a great performance. Think…

Comment by SplitSecond on 04-13-2017

[QUOTE=juandabomb;17588391]So you feel that there wasnt any controversy in the whitaker chavez fight?[/QUOTE] Maybe read what I posted over again.

Comment by juandabomb on 04-13-2017

[QUOTE=SplitSecond;17587709]I'm glad boxingscene uploaded this video. The youtube video couldn't be embedded. This is a great interview with a lot of truth (with the exception on it being some terrible robbery and being comparable to fights like Whitaker-Chavez). Excellent interview.[/QUOTE]So…

Comment by SplitSecond on 04-13-2017

I'm glad boxingscene uploaded this video. The youtube video couldn't be embedded. This is a great interview with a lot of truth (with the exception on it being some terrible robbery and being comparable to fights like Whitaker-Chavez). Excellent interview.

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