Kovalev: F*** Andre Ward! For Me He is a Nobody, Fake Champ

WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev was fuming when he was advised of the recent statements that were made by the recently retired Andre Ward.

Last week, Ward spoke to about Kovalev's pursuit for a trilogy fight - and how the Russian boxer is not satisfied with the outcomes of their two fights.

Ward survived an early knockdown to win a razor-thin twelve round unanimous decision over Kovalev in their first meeting - which took place in November of 2016. And then Ward scored a TKO win over Kovalev in their June 2017 rematch.

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A few months following his second win over Kovalev, there came an unexpected announcement by Ward, who made a decision to retire from the sport.

Kovalev believes he was robbed on the cards in the first bout, and then fell victim to Ward's alleged low blows in the rematch.

Ward advised Kovalev to deal with what happened and to move on with his career.

"Everything is documented. Go back and look at all of the excuses. It's embarrassing to me. Taking myself out of the equation, if I promoted him or I was fan of him.. this is no disrespect to the dude, but you have to grow up and own what happened," Ward explained to

When some of those statements were read back to Kovalev, the WBO light heavyweight champion erupted.

"F*** him, I don't want to speak [about] him," Kovalev told Brian Campbell of CBS Sports. "For me, he is nobody. He is not the real champion. He beat me not just with the boxing but with the mind games. He fought not just alone with his thoughts, but he fought with his whole team against me. His team did very great work and a very great job around him during our fights."

Kovalev is back in action on Saturday night, when he defends his WBO title against Igor Mikhalkin at The Theater in New York's Madison Square Garden.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by j.razor on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=MrShakeAndBake;18531835]how the fk he hot bullied? lol Kovalev made ward his b1tch layed that phagot on the canvas with kock down. you silly - f-k ward he aint no real champ. crooked dirty slimey fighter. he probably uses peds too,…

Comment by j.razor on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Graz;18532880]Your take but...... Andre was gifted the first fight and allowed to foul a gassed out Kovalev in the 2nd. No big deal, just the business of boxing. The Vegas money was on Andre for both fights. Ward was too…

Comment by j.razor on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18532964]Are you not bored with all the bull**** you come out with yet? If an American bit some ones nose off, you'd still support it. Keep flying that stars and stripes flag you biased moron.[/QUOTE] Bullied & must really…

Comment by j.razor on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18532969]Haha, Calzaghe would have an answer to all of Wards grabbing because he can fight on the inside. Much better than Ward could ever dream of doing. Calzaghe would spank the little coward cheat all over the ring.[/QUOTE] Lol....joke calslappy…

Comment by j.razor on 03-04-2018

[QUOTE=Sid-Knee;18532974]Ward beat the brakes off of Kovalev?? How wide was your scorecard for the fight?[/QUOTE] Wide. TWICE as wide as

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