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Road To Kovalev/Ward debuts Saturday, November 12, HBO

With a 43-year history of televising the biggest fights in pro boxing, HBO Sports takes an in-depth look at 2016’s most-anticipated matchup of undefeated fighters as they prepare for their light heavyweight unification title fight in ROAD TO KOVALEV/WARD. The special debuts SATURDAY, NOV. 12 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT, immediately following the “HBO Boxing After Dark” replay that begins at 11:00 p.m.

Other HBO playdates: Nov. 13 (11:45 a.m., 4:00 a.m.), 14 (8:45 a.m., 2:30 p.m.), 16 (5:00 p.m., 12:30 a.m.), 17 (3:15 a.m.), 18 (6:45 p.m.) and 19 (5:15 p.m.)

HBO2 playdates: Nov. 15 (3:40 p.m., 11:35 p.m.), 17 (9:00 p.m.), 18 (1:00 a.m.) and 19 (10:50 a.m.)

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The special will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO On Demand, and at hbo.com/boxing, as well as other new media platforms.

Russian-born Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs), 33, has taken over the light heavyweight division in meteoric fashion with an aggressive style and overwhelming knockout power. He certified his status as an elite fighter two years ago by dominating ring legend Bernard Hopkins. Now, after locking up three title belts, Kovalev is looking to take his superb career to the next level.

Hailing from Oakland, Cal., 32-year-old Andre “S.O.G.” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) was a super middleweight champion before his recent move up to light heavyweight. Ward’s domination of the 168-pound division included wins over Chad Dawson, Carl Froch, Arthur Abraham, Allan Green and Mikkel Kessler. Undefeated since age 14, he is the last American male to win an Olympic gold medal (2004) in boxing. Ward boasts a wide assortment of skills that gives him an edge with many seasoned boxing observers.

The special visits the training camps of Kovalev and Ward as they prepare for their light heavyweight unification title showdown.

ROAD TO KOVALEV/WARD is narrated by Liev Schreiber.

“Kovalev vs. Ward” takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 at T-Mobile Arena in Los Vegas, NV 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 Bronx2245 on 11-04-2016

[QUOTE=MasterPlan;17168787]It does way less. Probably less than Canelo-Smith. But more than GGG-LEMUIX[/QUOTE]It would be very sad if Kovalev vs. Ward did less than Canelo vs. Smith! I would hope it would do better than Canelo vs. Smith and Pacquiao vs.…

Comment by Redd Foxx on 11-03-2016

[QUOTE=Pigeons;17169090]What the half hour promotional this week? I don't see anything scheduled for HBO.[/QUOTE] This came out yesterday. Definitely worth the watch. It's "hype" , but all mature and deserving hype, no BS drama or filler.

Comment by Pigeons on 11-03-2016

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;17168802]No need for a 24/7 as they already did the excellent "My Fight", another half hour promotional this week, and "Road To" next week.[/QUOTE] What the half hour promotional this week? I don't see anything scheduled for HBO.

Comment by Redd Foxx on 11-03-2016

No need for a 24/7 as they already did the excellent "My Fight", another half hour promotional this week, and "Road To" next week.

Comment by MasterPlan on 11-03-2016

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;17168773]HBO, Roc Nation, and Main Events have done a horrible job promoting this fight! I think it does less than 500K PPVs![/QUOTE] It does way less. Probably less than Canelo-Smith. But more than GGG-LEMUIX

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