The final words from the ‘Krusher’ at the weigh in for his showdown with Andre Ward offered a short, but chilling Sergey Kovalev prediction on what he is looking to do to his American counterpart.
Many are writing off Kovalev’s ability to stop Andre Ward this weekend due to the American’s hard to hit style that is as tricky as they come.
Kovalev doesn’t think so however.
In his final words for Andre Ward before they get in the ring this was the Sergey Kovalev prediction on how the fight will go:
“Of course, I’m going to knock him out and a few times knock him down. That’s my goal.”
With 26 of his 30 professional boxing wins coming by way of knockout, he certainly carries more than enough power to knock anyone out in the light-heavyweight division if he catches them right.
But he will have to be at his very best to land consistently on Ward, a man who is as well versed as anybody from a defensive standpoint.
Some think that Ward will need to fight Kovalev on the inside to frustrate him and not allow him to get off his big blows and have the space to do so.
For a Kovalev knockout win as the man himself is predicting above you would get sizeable betting odds here if you were to bet on it.
The pair came inside the weight comfortably yesterday and they shared a steely stare down at one another when they met for the final time before getting the fight on for real tonight: