Kovalev Shreds Ward: My Goal is To Knock Him Out!
By Vadim Pushkin
Sergey Kovalev (30-1, 26 KOs) is continuing to stay in shape as he waits for some news regarding a potential rematch with WBA, IBF and WBO world light heavyweight champion Andre Ward (31-0, 15 KOs).
Last November at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Ward won a close twelve round decision over Kovalev to capture a trio of world titles at 175-pounds. Ward was down in the second round, but managed to box his way to a one point win, 114-113 on all three of the scorecards.
After the fight, Kovalev activated the contractual clause for an immediate rematch.
In a recent statement, Kovalev revealed that he already signed a contract for the rematch, and claims his entire team is waiting on Ward to do the same.
There are ongoing negotiations between their two teams to finalize the rematch for a tentative date of June 17th in Las Vegas.
Kovalev’s main objective in the rematch is to win by knockout. The Russian fighter has claimed that he was robbed on the scorecards and wants to avoid the possibility, if he can, of the second fight being decided by the judges.
There was a lot bad blood between the two fighters leading up their bout and there appears to be more bad blood as they head to a second encounter. Kovalev believes is afraid to sign on board for the rematch.
“I hope that ‘Son of Judges,’ Andre Ward, will get into the ring for the rematch. He is really, for me, a piece of sh*t… another one, the next one. If I sign contract, this means contract. A contract for me is contract. I keep working and keep going to my goal. My goal is to knock Ward out in the rematch. He knows this, that I want to kick his ass. He’s scared motherf***er,” Kovalev told SE.