By Igor Lazorin, tass
Sergey Kovalev (30-1, 26 KOs) is very eager to get in the ring for a rematch with Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs).
Kovalev wants to start training again, with both eyes set on revenge.
Last November at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kovalev lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Ward. In the process Ward captured the light heavyweight titles of the World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF).
There is a rematch clause, which Kovalev exercised, but Ward is looking for the right deal before he agrees to a second fight.
"Right now there is no agreement, it all depends on the negotiations with Ward. If he requests something that we don't like, then we will look variants. Under the contract, in the event of his victory, he has to provide me with a rematch. The matter is being handled by the promoters," said Kovalev.
Kovalev is not looking to start camp the moment Ward agrees to the rematch. He is going to begin training by the end of the month. A trip is already planned to the United States to begin training camp with head trainer John David Jackson.
"I would have to start preparing for the fight. I plan to go to the United States on February 22," Kovalev said.
In the last few weeks, Kovalev has become concerned about the likelihood of the rematch after Ward threatened to retire from the sport if he doesn't receive a deal to his liking. Kovalev's promoter, Main Events, is trying to lock something down with Roc Nation Sports, who handle Ward. Under the terms of the contract, Ward is unable to take another fight until he fulfills his rematch obligation to Kovalev.