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

— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) November 20, 2016

That power is REAL!!!! #KovalevWard

— 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

— (@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

— 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