In his last 11 fights, Andre Ward has amassed a +15.1 plus/minus rating-#3 on the CompuBox Category Leaders list. Ward landed 37.7% of his total punches-#4 on the CompuBox Cat. Leaders list. Ward landed 30.2% of his jabs-#3 & is one of only 4 fighters to land 30% or more of his his jabs.
Ward opponents land just 8.6 punches per round, half the light heavyweight avg. & 5.9 power shots per round- nearly half the light heavy avg. Kovalev landed 10.5 per round & 6.5 power shots per round in first fight. Ward opponents land just 22% of their total punches- 8.6% lower than the light heavy. avg. & just 26.7% of their power punches- 11.1% lower than light heavy. avg.
Sergey Kovalev amassed just a +0.8 plus/minus rating primarily due to his last six opponents landing 36.7% of their power punches. Opponents however, landed just 7.8 total punches per round- more than half the light heavy. avg. of 16.1 per round and just 4.4 power punches per round (#3 on the CompuBox Cat. Leaders list and nearly 1/3 of the light heavy. avg. Ward landed 9.7 total punches per round and 5.1 power shots per round vs. Kovalev in the first fight.
Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions and Krusher Promotions are pleased to announce the highly anticipated rematch between the unified Light Heavyweight Champion of the World, Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former title holder Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs). Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses” will take place 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.
Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses,” a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight championships, is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions and Corona Extra, and is sponsored by 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.