Ward & Kovalev Face Off Ahead of Rematch

Last year’s fight between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev was meant to determine the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, but the controversial nature of Ward’s win still left some doubt. Therefore, the two will rematch in June to decide who will get to keep the light-heavyweight title.

Ward gave Kovalev his first professional loss, winning a unanimous decision after 12 hard fought rounds. However, many scoring the fight believed that Kovalev had deserved the nod, especially after dropping Ward in the second round.

Since the fight, Kovalev has blasted Ward for being hesitant to grant him an immediate rematch. In the end, a second fight was made official for June 17, and the two fighters met for the first time ahead of the rematch on Monday morning.

Check out the first of what will be many more faceoffs between Ward and Kovalev below:

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