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- Mar 14, 2007
The telecast will start about 9 hours from now, at 9 AM Pacific time, 12 noon Eastern time.
Main event will be later.
Main event will be later.
Yes, I too find it difficult to believe Ward wants to do it.Kovalev is supposedly signed to fight Ward in November; but, Ward is fighting Mr. Nobody August 6th. As I still really don't believe Ward wants to fight Kovalev, I think Ward will claim he sustained an injury during the August fight so that the fight can be postponed until next year in hopes Kovalev fights a tough one in the mean time and takes on more wear and tear.
Yes, I too find it difficult to believe Ward wants to do it.
Ward will be wanting a referee who will permit him to foul (possibly Cole or Reiss) and judges who will score all possible rounds for him.
Will Kovalev's manager Klimas and Kathy Duva stand firm and not permit it?
I missed the fight but the DWF's are saying that Kovalev fought poorly and lost about 3-4 rounds. What is everyones take? Was that the case? Maybe he wasn't looking for the knockout and wanted to go some rounds. He also did say he had a cold, though the DWF's are calling that an excuse.
I don't doubt Kovalev genuinely wants to fight Andre Ward. I do doubt Ward wants to genuinely fight Kovalev. Below is a picture of Ward's latest opponent, Alexander Brand, who is supposed to be Ward's tune-up for Kovalev. Ward vs Brand is a complete wash-out mismatch. Why would a fighter take on such a weak opponent if he was seriously looking for a good challenge to prepare himself for the absolute best?
Dan Rafael @danrafaelespn That sewage was maybe the worst fight in HBO history. #WardBrand #boxing
I don't know if this means anything, and it's too early to tell, but this seems a little fishy. http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/duva-kovalev-ward-negotiations-a-living-hell-350255
I've been posting here for a year now that I really don't believe that Andre Ward will fight Kovalev -unless he gets everything in his favor. If you look at his style of boxing it reflects on his character: he's defense first and mostly fights with one arm so as not to expose himself against almost any counter-attack against the hand picked no hopers he fights. The only risk he ever really took was against super middles Kessler. and Froch. Kessler he went into head butting to win, and the Froch fight was really close though both fights were in his back yard and he NEVER accepted an offer to fight in Europe. While Sergei Kovalev absolutely wrecked the entire light-heavyweight division.
So I really think he's full of chit and has been faking it all along -just like Stevenson- that he wants to fight fast moving, long armed, rocket throwing Kovalev. I'll say it again: I think Ward and his ream will come up with excuses and the fight won't happen.