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Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch - CompuBox Punch Stats

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IBF, WBA, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward landed 10 body shots in the 8th round among his 20 landed punches. The economical Ward landed 37% of his power punches in the fight, while the busier Sergey Kovalev (169 more punches thrown) landed just 22% of his power shots.

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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.

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 Chollo Vista on 09-17-2017

I'm still waiting for someone to explain how ward only landed 4 punches in the 7th and only 10 body shots in the last round ⏰

Comment by whoelsebutjames on 06-19-2017

[QUOTE=TheThirdEye;17778636][CENTER][URL="https://www.facebook.com/Adonissuperman/photos/a.113683655378124.21490.108750312538125/1413769828702827/?type=3"][IMG]http://img.pixady.com/2017/06/530689_undiputed3_460x228.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/CENTER] You guys should know, Ward didn't choose Kovalev, Kathy Duva invited Ward to come up in weight to fight Kovalev for the number 1 position in the pound-for-pound list. She did it to wipe-off Stevenson from the equation. But…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 06-19-2017

[QUOTE=Cutthroat;17780526]They had Ward 4/32 in round 7 LOOOOOL, he landed a minimum of 10-15 punches that round, you can clearly see him hitting Kovalev.[/QUOTE] yep, ridiculous like I have been saying for years..... compubox is horribly inaccurate, and should never…

Comment by Cutthroat on 06-19-2017

They had Ward 4/32 in round 7 LOOOOOL, he landed a minimum of 10-15 punches that round, you can clearly see him hitting Kovalev.

Comment by S.O.R. on 06-19-2017

Statistics for the Russian, and judges point for the American ... ;-)

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