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Photos: Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev - Go Face To Face in LA

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.

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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.

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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.

“This is a showcase event, it’s going to be special. We think it’ll be one of the biggest sporting events of the year, it’s a hot show. The first fight left people wanting more. The fight itself was great, it was tactical and dramatic. There’s drama built in the narrative from the first fight coming into today. Drama is always good TV, and we expect a special telecast on June 17.”

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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.

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

[QUOTE=j0zef;17588835]That blonde to the right of Kov is money.[/QUOTE] She's actually to his left, and nothing to brag about... ;)

Comment by NaijaD on 04-13-2017

[QUOTE=j0zef;17588835]That blonde to the right of Kov is money.[/QUOTE] Brunettes do it for me personally, but as far as blondes go she is banging!!

Comment by j0zef on 04-13-2017

That blonde to the right of Kov is money.

Comment by woo9115 on 04-13-2017

I'm glad Ward accepted the rematch. A draw would have suffice last time around. But Ward didn't win. I got Krusher winning this time around. Let's hope the judges see it right. History repeats itself over and over though....

Comment by Someone88 on 04-13-2017

A lot more tension this time between the two, regardless of all that like others I'm looking forward to this fight!

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