Weights: Sergey Kovalev, Andre Ward Scale in at 175-Pounds

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward both made weight Friday afternoon for their highly anticipated light heavyweight title fight Saturday night.

Russia’s Kovalev weighed in at the light heavyweight limit of 175 pounds at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena, across Las Vegas Boulevard from T-Mobile Arena, where he and Ward will fight. Ward, of Hayward, California, also weighed exactly 175.

The 33-year-old Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs), who predicted a knockout victory after weighing in, and the 32-year-old Ward (30-0, 15 KOs), a slight favorite Friday at the MGM Grand sports book, will fight for Kovalev’s IBF, WBA and WBO 175-pound titles. Their scheduled 12-rounder will headline a four-fight HBO Pay-Per-View telecast scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. PT. ($64.95-$69.95 in HD).

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In the co-feature, light heavyweight contender Isaac Chilemba (24-4-2, 10KOs), who is trained by former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr., weighed in at at 173.75-pounds, while Olympic bronze medal winner Oleksandr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9KOs), who is trained by Robert Garcia, was 174.75-pounds.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Synbad on 11-19-2016

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;17206623]Can any of these ****ing amateurs take just one proper picture from a balanced angle that shows who is actually taller? So far I've seen pics where Ward is 2 inches taller, where Kovalev is two inches taller, etc.…

Comment by -Freddy- on 11-18-2016

I keep thinking of Crawford - Postol. I've got a feeling it's going to be a similar type of fight.

Comment by Sadiqkingofko on 11-18-2016

[QUOTE=Golden Boi 360;17206890]For some reason I feel like this is going to be a one-sided fight, no matter who wins.[/QUOTE] That's how most super fights are

Comment by Golden Boi 360 on 11-18-2016

For some reason I feel like this is going to be a one-sided fight, no matter who wins.

Comment by vitali1999 on 11-18-2016

How much will both guys weigh tomorrow night, 185, 190 ? Kovalev by late KO

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