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Video: Andre Ward Breaks Down Win at Post Press Conference

By Ryan Burton

Olympic gold medal winner Andre Ward has stopped Russian puncher Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round to win their rematch and retain his unified light-heavyweight world championship.

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The 33-year-old Ward extended his perfect record to 32 wins in an impressive performance, albeit with a controversial ending, at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Ward won the pair's first meeting last November via a unanimous but tight decision, with Kovalev aggrieved at the result having knocked the American down in round two, and the rematch was eagerly anticipated.

Again the Russian started stronger, with Ward firing off enough counter-shots to keep himself in the fight but looking weary between rounds.

The momentum began to shift the American's way as the fight reached halfway, though, with both fighters landing some fierce shots in a more open and aggressive encounter than their first bout.

And after wobbling Kovalev midway through the eighth round with a straight right hand, Ward finished the job with a series of powerful body shots, including a few borderline low blows.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pound4PoundStud on 06-18-2017

[QUOTE=Beercules;17774943]Break down how you punched him in the balls[/QUOTE] Wawa... wa!:bottle: Stop crying. You CryValev fans are pathetic. Always excuses when this dumb Russian bully loses. The punches were hardly low blows, they were right on the belt line, perfectly…

Comment by Beercules on 06-18-2017

Break down how you punched him in the balls

Comment by whoelsebutjames on 06-18-2017

The rough start thing is propaganda. However you felt about the stoppage is one thing but Kovalev only won round 2 and 3 Ward won 4 5 6 7 and was dominating. Round 1 was a toss up.

Comment by T.M.T on 06-18-2017

they can't complain about the judges so now its the refs fault.Ward buckled him with the straight right then tore into the body.the racist coward quitvalev did the rest. still Lmfao.

Comment by j.razor on 06-18-2017

Where are all the fake, bias, racist, "don't know s**t bout boxing" fools at.....lmmfao!

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