World champion light heavyweight champion under versions IBF, WBO and WBA champion Andre ward in a rematch again dealt with the Russian Sergey Kovalev.
The climax of the revenge occurred in the eighth round. Ward’s powerful forehand seriously shook Kovalev, who had a panicky step back in the hope to endure till the Gong at the break. Ward cornered opponent at the ropes and struck him several blows below the belt.
Authoritative revenge Tony wicks did not notice violations of the ward, and the complete lack of resistance from Kovalev forced the judge to fix defeat by TKO.
At the time of the stoppage two judges gave a slight edge ward (67:66), and one referee felt that closer to the victory, Kovalev (68:65).
The team of Sergey Kovalev plans to file an appeal against the outcome of a rematch with Andre ward, and the Russians, for the first time the loser by a knockout, now he wants a third fight against the American.
“On Monday we will file a protest and ask the Commission to reconsider the replay Kovalev punches below the belt. It’s a shame,” said Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva.
Andre ward after the second victory over Sergey Kovalev confirmed the top ranking of the best boxers in the world regardless of weight class.
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