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    OT: Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev II

    Who you got? Fight starts about 8:15 I think. Last fight was crazy close.

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    Andre! One of my all-time favorites.

    Here's a quick video interview I did with him in 2015 at Marshawn's camp: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqFjtcxrVow

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    1st Round done..hard to see who won..probably even points. Andre is a pretty active, Kovalev is being patient.

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    2nd Round..probably give Kovalev..he landed some solid shots on Andre.

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    3rd I got Kovalev again..Andre is being really careful not to walk into a fight ending shot..but Kovalev is REALLY patient. He's pretty much leading with jabs.

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    4th round Andre finally showed up. Opened up the round with a nice cross and landed a bunch of hard jabs. Gave Ward this one.

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    5th ..Really close round ..probably leaning a bit to Ward.

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    6th round..another close round could go either way..I'll give it a bit to Kovalev.

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    7th round..pretty close..edge to Ward.

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    wtf they stopped the fight..what the hell. the Ref is stopping the fight in the 8th. Ward definitely was crushing Kovalev this round..but why did he stop it?

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    wtf they stopped the fight..what the hell. the Ref is stopping the fight in the 8th. Ward definitely was crushing Kovalev this round..but why did he stop it?
    stopped it and awarded Ward the TKO? def sounds like a WTF...

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    The crowd is pro ward..but even they are yelling "Bullsh*t" lol Worst ref decision ever

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    Ward-Kovalev III coming this Winter?

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    If you don't want the fight stopped, don't stop fighting: https://youtu.be/nEkM_KcI9YI?t=32m23s

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    Interesting fight... a clinic in some of the more subtle skills of the sport. Bottom line: One piece of boxing wisdom is that, however the first fight ends, there is only going to be more of the same in the rematch, i.e., Ward had Kovalev figured out in the second half of their first fight.

    Two observations:

    It will be interesting to measure and count up the "low blows", but Ward can really work the body. The shot that put Kovalev in trouble in the 8th (but where exactly did it land?) was maybe the most devastating body shot that I can recall in a major bout.

    Where was all of Kovalev's vaunted power and dynamism tonight? His best weapon by far was his jab, which he scored well with, but there wasn't much else. Credit to Ward, though, who is very, very hard to hit. Damn, Andre Ward, though maybe not the most entertaining of fighters, especially to the non-aficionado, is an extremely talented and accomplished boxer.

    (LOL, MacGregor and Mayweather: Instead of seeing them fight each other, I'd like to see Ward whup one right after the other on August 26th.)
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