Ward and Kovalev tune ups announced prior to PPV match up that fans have craved for years. The preparation for what could be one of the fights of the year heats up as Andre Ward closes in on announcing his next match up which will be a preparation fight for the PPV event against highly rated Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1, 26…
Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward Contract Signed
If you are a fan of the best fighting the best, good news is on the way soon in boxing’s light-heavyweight division.
Weight class kingpin Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev and recent talented division addition Andre Ward – are set to meet late this year, at long last.
So it would seem anyway.
Talks of the match up date back a while now, mentioning that the pair would collide in the fall of 2016 should they both keep winning.
But ESPN’s Dan Rafael has revealed on Twitter that Russian Kovalev’s promoter Kathy Duva confirmed to him that a contract has definitely been signed:
Kathy Duva says again the Kovalev-Ward contracts are signed for fall. She says it’s best fight that can be made in #boxing.
— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) April 23, 2016
It’s hard to disagree with Kathy Duva’s statement above, in fairness.
From a credibility point of view and for out and out pound for pound talent facing each other, it has to be up there as one of the very best fights that can be made at the moment.
Here’s an excellent promo video of this mouthwatering pound for pound implicating fight by the folks over at the GoatBoxing YouTube account:
(Image source and credit: Fight Saga)