Ward-Kovalev finalized for Las Vegas
- Updated: August 27, 2016
Despite the promise of a fight on November 19, the light heavyweight showdown between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward hadn’t been made official until today.
Kovalev will defend his 175-pound titles against Ward in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena, according to Main Events.
“I am very excited to finally get my chance to face Andre Ward on November 19,” said Kovalev. “I want to face the best competition. I want to be the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Thank you to all of my fans and I hope everyone will come out and see this great fight on November 19 in Las Vegas.”
Ward, who looks to win titles in a second weight class added, “I am excited, man. I am looking forward to it. I want to be the light heavyweight champion of the world… We will see you in November. I have been doing this for 22 years and if I am not ready to fight the best now then I will never be ready. I have been preparing for these moments since I been a kid. You got to respect Sergey for the way he has gotten to where he has gotten. He didn’t have any soft touches. He wasn’t protected. He wasn’t really pushed by the media. He is a guy who should get a lot more credit than he has. The winner of this fight could possibly be pound-for-pound #1.”
Tickets for the fight are set to go on sale on September 2 and start at $55 via axs.com.