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Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Andre ‘SOG’ Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) is currently hard at work training for his rematch with former Unified Light Heavyweight World Champion Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs). One of the biggest fights in boxing, the eagerly anticipated bout will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
“I didn’t have to take this fight,” Ward said in preparation for this fight. “This fight is for you, the fans. This fight is for the boxing community, because this is the fight everybody clamored about. At the end of the day, where I come from, it’s about showing up. It’s not about all that talking. It sells tickets, it sells Pay-Per-Views and we get a couple of headlines. But if you watch my career, we don’t say anything we just go get it done. June 17 is going to be no different. Reality check.”
“You’ve got a lot of lies coming from [the Kovalev] side. A lot of old school tactics. It’s 2017 man. All that old school stuff that his side is trying to do, it’s not going to work. At the end of the day, we’ve got a date. They’re selling fear, we’re not buying it. At the end of the day, he’s got to see me June 17. I don’t care what he says, I don’t care where you’re from, I don’t care how you came up, it doesn’t matter bro. He’s going to have to see me June 17, it’s that simple.
Ward vs. Kovalev 2: “The Rematch,“ a 12-round mega-fight for the WBO/IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight World Championships, is presented by Roc Nation Sports, Main Events, Andre Ward Promotions, Krusher Promotions and Corona Extra, sponsored by Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Jetlux, Life10 Water, Zappos and Powered by Monster. The championship event takes place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Tickets for Ward-Kovalev 2: “The Rematch” are available on axs.com and at the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office.
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