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Ward on Kovalev - You'll See Me Like You've Never Seen Before

Question: This is your third fight of 2016 after fighting only three times since 2011. How easy/difficult has it been for you to get back to rhythm? Is the time off good or bad for a fighter?

Andre Ward - "It varies for every fighter. For me, the rhythm rushes back the moment I step into the ring. My time off didn't take a toll on me mentally or physically. I don't poison my body, I don't drink, smoke or party, so I never worked against myself.

"Even in my time off, I remained truly dedicated to the sport. I still spent hours upon hours in the gym, even when I didn't know when I would fight again. That benefited me because when it was time to get back in the ring, there was no rust. I picked up right where I left off."

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"Look, I've been boxing for 20-plus years. That's a grind. Breaks like that can really benefit a veteran fighter like me because it afforded me the chance to recharge both mentally and physically."

"This is my third fight following my return, and I'm at my peak. On November 19, you'll see an Andre Ward you've never seen before."

Road to Kovalev/Ward, HBO Sports special leading up to their pay-per-view light heavyweight title showdown, debuts Saturday, November 12 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on HBO.

Kovalev vs. Ward takes place Saturday, November 19 at the T-Mobile Arena 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 aboutfkntime on 11-08-2016

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;17180003]Don't we have a bet on this fight? :)[/QUOTE] you ran around for MONTHS saying that the fight will never happen because Ward will fake an injury to duck the fight YOU said that in fact, didn't you account-bet someone…

Comment by r1onnie2 on 11-08-2016

Man 19th is approaching fast, can't wait!

Comment by MDPopescu on 11-08-2016

[quote=eff pandas;17180525]nope. You're looking good...for 11 more days. Wanna double or triple the amount of the bet lol? All in maybe?[/quote] :) :) :) ................................

Comment by bojangles1987 on 11-08-2016

I want so bad for both these guys to win. Both Kovalev and Ward are examples of boxers doing things the right way. So long as there's no controversy, I'll be happy with any outcome.

Comment by Eff Pandas on 11-08-2016

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;17180453]... Wait: it didn't actually happened... :)[/QUOTE] Nope. You're looking good...for 11 more days. Wanna double or triple the amount of the bet lol? All in maybe?

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