Oscar De La Hoya described this year to be, in his assessment, the worst in boxing history. But the world, or, more specifically the boxing world just doesn’t solely revolve around GGG vs Alvarez not happening. 2016 will see great light heavies Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev rumble on Nov.19th.
A fight of this magnitude didn’t even take so much to finalize. Thanks to Andre Ward ‘s extreme confidence and Sergey Kovalev ‘s tough guy persona, and for backing it up when it counts.
Boxing news circle heavily on the two world champions. But the bout won’t likely be circuitous. It will be an action-packed, power versus craftiness, skill versus sheer strength.
Boxing news says experts are divided on Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev, and eyes are focused on it as the road to the fight debuts on HBO.
Andre Ward declares Sergey Kovalev the toughest fight of his career.
Kovalev says Ward was the biggest fight of his life.
It’s a true 50/50 affair.
Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1) has the brute power in his hands, knocking out 26 out of 30 opponents, but boxing news has fans intrigued what could happen once he connects against Ward who fought more as a middleweight.
But one argues that Andre Ward ‘s style and mastery of the sweet science will render his opponent’s power ineffectual. Isn’t that what boxing is all about? Don’t we love to see underdogs with lesser physical attributes win over the bully-types?
Not that Andre Ward is an underdog or anything like that, but that’s the sweet science at best.
He sees the fight for what it is regardless of opponent. It’s a must-win. Sergey Kovalev is immaterial. He’ll be fighting the toughest opponent out there without a face.
“Regardless of who I’m fighting—Barrera, Brand, Kovalev, whoever—there’s always different game plans and nuances when it comes to preparation and training. The reality of it is, every fight is a must-win for me.” Andre Ward said for boxing news, in a report by WorldBoxingNews.net.
“I prepare for each fight as if I’m facing the most difficult opponent of my career. That’s always been my approach, and I think you’re playing with fire if you don’t adopt that mentality in this sport.”
“I know this is a big fight, the biggest of my career. But my mindset and my focus have been consistent no matter the opponent, and that’s an invaluable asset. We have to look at Kovalev for who he is—a talented fighter that I respect. He’s my next challenge, and nothing reinforces my determination like a challenge.”
Sergey said he was ready for the Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev two years ago, but Ward needed 2 fights at light heavy. He’s been fighting his toughest fight throughout his career, a Kovalev, a Krusher, but it’s just about to happen before our eyes.
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