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.
Now lets take a look through Twitter to see what notable people and fans alike in the boxing world thought about the fight – Ward vs Kovalev reactions from around the boxing world:
2 great champions, congrats for giving us a great fight #KovalevWard I wanna see it again!
— Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) November 20, 2016
Run this fight back NEXT. Let’s not delay it with tune-ups or whatever those fights are called these days. #KovalevWard #boxing
— Raging Babe (@RagingBabe) November 20, 2016
Close fights are not robberies guys, 114 -113 to either man was fine #KovalevWard
— Boxing Legends TV (@BoxingLegendsTV) November 20, 2016
Let’s do #KovalevWard a second time. Most important fight of the year and the drama was there even if it was more “good” than “great.”
— Brian Campbell (@BCampbellESPN) November 20, 2016
The pro Ward crowd is booing the decision, what does that tell you? #KovalevWard #boxing #MonteroOnBoxing
— Michael Montero (@MonteroOnBoxing) November 20, 2016
OH MY GOD. This is the worst robbery I’ve ever witnessed. #boxing #KovalevWard
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) November 20, 2016
For only the second time in his career, @andreward was knocked down. #KovalevWard pic.twitter.com/mqkX0WBIx4
— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) November 20, 2016
That power is REAL!!!! #KovalevWard pic.twitter.com/GjpEzm9Q27
— Gary William® (@_GaryWilliam_) November 20, 2016
Ward gets unanimous 114-113 decision on all 3 scorecards. Love, love, love Ward. But he did not deserve this. Kovalev won a close fight.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 20, 2016
#KovalevWard judges on that Roc Nation payroll pic.twitter.com/i7FkCirkLQ
— BoxingHypeStore.com (@BoxingHype) November 20, 2016
Great fight by both @KrusherKovalev and @AndreWard They both poored their hearts out in the ring. #KovalevWard
— Manny Pacquiao (@mannypacquiao) November 20, 2016
What the hell happened? I love Ward but I thought Kovalev won as well. #boxing #KovalevWard @Main_Events https://t.co/9q5wip4rfQ
— Rosie Perez (@rosieperezbklyn) November 20, 2016
if you think Andre Ward won that prize fight, unfollow me. no arguments, no slick talk. just hit the unfollow button. #KovalevWard #boxing
— Pack Pistol Pazzy (@vinnie_paz) November 20, 2016