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ANDRE WARD STOPS SERGEY KOVALEV IN 8TH ROUND

By Editor | June 17, 2017
ANDRE WARD STOPS SERGEY KOVALEV IN 8TH ROUND

Moments ago at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, unified light heavyweight champion Andre Ward proved that his first victory was no fluke, stopping former champion Sergey Kovalev in the 8th round. Relive all the action in FightHype's round-by-round results.

ROUND 1
Ward circles on the outside. Kovalev fires a right to the body. They trade jabs. Kovalev stalkks. Some roughhousing on the inside. Another right to the body lands for Kovalev. They trade jabs. They trade on the inside. More trading on the inside. Good left hook lands for Wrd. Jab to the bod for  Ward. Kovalev lands a right. Right lands for Ward. Jab lands for Kovalev. They trade jabs. Not much to choose from in that round. I give it to the champion.

Ward 10 Kovalev 9

ROUND 2

Good jab lands for Kovalev. Ward circles. Quick jab lands for Ward. Kovalev answers with his own jab. Left hook from Ward followed by a right. They trade on the inside. Kovalev just misses with a right. Some more roughhousing on the inside as the referee seperates them. They trade jabs. Kovalev fires a right to the body. Jab lands for Ward, but he eats a right from Kovalev. Another jab and a right lands for Kovalev. A break in the action as Ward catches Kovalev with a low blow. Kovalev triples up o his jab. 1-2 to the obdy for Ward. Kovalev lands a right and a left upstairs. A good exchange of punches in the corner. Jab lands for Kovalev. Good round for Kovalev.

Ward 19 Kovalev 19

ROUND 3
Jab lands for Ward. They wrestle on the inside. They trade some shots up close. Stiff jab lands for Ward. Kovalev looks like he's getting comfortable in there. Ward jabs to the body. Jab lands for Ward. Kovalev jabs to the body. They trade on the inside. Hard right and a left lands for Kovalev. They trade on the inside. Left lands for Kovalev. Ward digs some hard shots to the body. Quick combo from Kovalev. Ward lands a solid left hook upstairs. Kovalev jabs to the body. They trade at the end. Close round, but I give it to Kovalev.

Ward 28 Kovalev 29

ROUND 4

Left hook lands for Ward. Jab lands for Kovalev. Again. Another jab lands for Kovalev. They trade on the inside. Solid right lands for Kovalev. Ward fires a 1-2 to the body. Hard left hook lands for Ward. HARD right hand lands for Ward. Jab lands for Ward. Kovalev gets pissed and presses forward. Another HARD right hand lands for Ward. They trade on the inside. Left hook lands for Ward. Jab lands for Ward. Another jab lands for Ward. Right and a left from Ward. Kovalev lands a short left hook. They trade jabs. They trade at the end. Big round for Ward.

Ward 38 Kovalev 38

ROUND 5
They wrestle on the inside. Ward lands a left hook. Kovalev pokes him with a jab. Good left hook landsfor Ward. Another left lands for Ward. Right hand lands for Ward. Kovalev fires some shots, but misses. Kovalev puts Ward in a headlock. Jab lands for Ward. Kovalev getting a little frustrated missing with some shots. BIG left hook lands for Ward upstairs. They trade jabs. They trade jabs. Good right to the body. Another hard 1-2 to the body lands for Ward. Round to Ward.

Ward 48 Kovalev 47

ROUND 6

Jab lands for Ward. Jab to the body lands for Ward. Left hook lands for Kovalev. Ward answers with a big left hook of his own. Good counter right lands for Ward. They trade on the inside. Chopping right lands for Kovalev. Left hook lands for Kovalev. They trade shots. Stiff left lands for Ward. Kovalev looks like he's starting to breath a little heavy in there. They trade on the inside. Left lands for Ward. Right to the body from Kovalev. Left and a right lands for Ward. Close one, but I give it to Kovalev.

Ward 57 Kovalev 57

ROUND 7

Quick right from Ward. Kovalev digs some shots to the body. They wrestle. Another headlock attempt fro Kovalev. They trade to the body. They trade upstairs. They trade jabs. Kovalev fakes a low blow and the crowd boos. Big left hook lands for Ward. Another left lands for Ward. Kovalev is looking winded, but he's still coming forward with bad intentions. They trade lefts. Left for Ward, but he eats a right. Round to Ward.

Ward 67 Kovalev 66

ROUND 8

Right lands for Ward. They trade on the inside. Good exchange, but it's Ward that landed the better shots. They trade more shots on the inside. Kovalev misses with some shots. Ward presses forward and lands a right. Good body shots land for Ward and Kovalev looks hurt. HUGE right lands for Ward and Kovalev is hurt. He wobbles. Ward poors it on. BIG shot lands for Ward and  Kovalev is hurt again. HUGE body shot lands for Ward. Kovalev looks ready to go. That's it...it's over...the referee jumps in and calls a halt to the contest.

THE WINNER BY WAY OF TKO...ANDRE WARD

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