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Video: Andre Dirrell Reacts To Ward's Win over Kovalev

By Ryan Burton

Sergey Kovalev kept coming, and Andre Ward never stopped battling. With the crowd roaring in approval, they put on a fight that lived up to its advance billing.

In the end, Ward won a narrow decision Saturday night to take Kovalev’s light heavyweight titles in a battle between two unbeaten boxers.

Ward survived a second-round knockdown and relentless pressure from Kovalev, doing just enough to win by a point on all three ringside scorecards. He remained unbeaten in his last 20 years in the ring, but it wasn’t without some moments of worry.

All three ringside judges had Ward winning 114-113.

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Ward won all of the last six rounds on two scorecards, and five of six on a third. He won the final round on two of the scorecards.

Kovalev knocked down Ward in the second round and chased him around the ring much of the early part of the fight. But Ward dug deep and managed to land some good punches of his own in a fight that built to a climax in the later rounds.

The crowd of 13,310 at the T-Mobile Arena was on its feet in the late rounds as the two fighters went after each other, neither giving an inch. In the end, the judges favored Ward’s counter punching against the aggressive style of Kovalev.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Lou Cipher on 11-22-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17220617]you got the Mayweather fight WRONG[/QUOTE] IDIOT...I picked Pac to beat BEAT MAYPEDDER. Are you retarded AND ignorant?

Comment by jmrf4435 on 11-21-2016

WHy the **** does anyone with a pulse care what irrelevant andre dirrell thinks??? He's not even a fighter anymore

Comment by aboutfkntime on 11-21-2016

[QUOTE=Lou Cipher;17219703]All of them in the past several years. [B]The last fight I called wrong was Oscar vs Pac[/B]. I thought Oscar would take it. You're a bum, jealous that Lou Cipher beat up your idol Alf Gomez like he…

Comment by Lou Cipher on 11-21-2016

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;17219659] so, how many fights have you ever picked correctly again? [/QUOTE] All of them in the past several years. The last fight I called wrong was Oscar vs Pac. I thought Oscar would take it. You're a bum, jealous…

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