Both Andre ‘SOG’ Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former title-holder Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) weighed in at a ripped and ready 175 pounds on the nose earlier this afternoon in Las Vegas. Their highly anticipated rematch, dubbed “No Excuses” 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.
Reigning WBA World Super Bantamweight Champion Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs) will face WBA interim titleholder Moises ‘Chucky’ Flores (25-0, 17 KOs) in the evening’s co-main event in a long-awaited mandatory 12-round WBA title defense that will tarnish one fighter’s perfect record. Rigondeaux tipped the scales at 121.5 pounds while Moises Flores was 122 lbs.
“It will be a night of great boxing that fans will not want to miss out on. Some say I’m not exciting but it’s not my fault that once my opponents feel my power, they start running and stop throwing punches.” said Rigondeaux. “Regardless of that, I’m going to give them what they want. I will be standing in the middle of the ring toe-to-toe and putting on a show for the fans.”
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 Electrolyte, Zappos, D’USSÉ Cognac, ProSupps 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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