The Ward vs Kovalev reactions to the fight afterwards prove how controversial this fight really was and add further voice to the immediate calls for a rematch from fans to get a clear winner second time round when the two meet, in what was a very close fight. Our post-fight review and post-fight analysis on the fight is available here.…
Watch: Andre Ward Surprised Reaction When Kovalev Decision Was Announced
Does a picture paint a thousand words? Some say they do. Well a video clip might paint a hundred thousand if you are to read into what some are saying online about this Andre Ward surprised face – the moment he knew he had got the decision against Sergey Kovalev.
It was a close, good fight. I think that much most people will agree on.
It had a knockdown, heavy punches were landed and for the sweet science purists – it pitted an excellent chess battle between two of the sport’s premier fighters in the world today.
Pound for pound.
But this Andre Ward surprised reaction was pound for pound worthy in it’s own right. We’ll let you make your own mind up on this:
— The Sports Junky (@TheSportsJunky1) November 20, 2016
What do you think?
Straight after the fight calls for a rematch were rampant as the scale of the difference of opinion between fans and industry insiders alike, was considerable to say the least.
Ward was put down for only the second time of his professional career in the second round of the fight. No doubt if a rematch happens next year Kovalev won’t be looking to leave it in the judges’ hands again.